Missouri S&T awards degrees during virtual commencement

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Approximately 800 students received degrees from Missouri University of Science and Technology at the close of the fall semester. The graduates were honored during a virtual commencement ceremony, hosted on the university's Facebook page.

Among the graduates were: Jack Gibfried, of Monett, who earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and graduated summa cum laude; Tyler Moore, of Aurora, who earned a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and graduated cum laude; Hunter Stepp, of Aurora, who earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering and graduated magna cum laude; and Chipper Wallace, of Aurora, who earned a bachelor of science in civil engineering and graduated magna cum laude.

Missouri S&T has traditionally recognized graduates earning a bachelor's degree with honors by placing the designation "summa cum laude," "magna cum laude" or "cum laude" on their diplomas. The highest honor, summa cum laude, is awarded to students who have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale for all courses counting toward the degree. Magna cum laude is the designation for a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79, and cum laude indicates a GPA of 3.2-3.49.