Nebraska Awards Record 3,490 Degrees
May 8, 2019
LINCOLN -- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln conferred 3,490 degrees during commencement exercises May 3 and 4. The spring graduating class was the largest in the university's 150-year history.
"Of all the university's awards, achievements and accomplishments of the past year -- and there have been many -- this is the one that gives me the most satisfaction," said Chancellor Ronnie Green. "We have an all-time record number of graduates who have successfully completed their academic endeavors and who are embarking upon new adventures, dreams and goals. Their impact upon their families, their communities, Nebraska and the world will be immeasurable. This is truly what the mission of the university is all about."
For the first time, undergraduate commencement was split into two ceremonies -- one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. The sesquicentennial graduation also included the debut of redesigned robes and regalia featuring the Nebraska "N."
Area graduates included:
Caitlyn Ann Deal of Sidney, from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science.
Jay Steven Linton of Dalton, College of Law, Juris Doctor .
Vanessa Kay Riley, Sidney, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology