Spring 2017 Commencement USM Gulf Park
It’s been a long time coming for college students but they can now celebrate..
USM Gulf Park Campus held their spring 2017 commencement at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.
Renowned researcher, Jim Franks, who holds faculty appointments in USM’s School of Ocean Science and Technology delivered the key note addresses at the commencement ceremonies.
And after living through some of the best years of their lives, students tell News 25, the hard work, stress and even some tears were all worth it in the end.
“Alexandra Utley, Psychology Major: It’s been really great you know, there’s those times when it’s a struggle but, long nights, long papers but overall it was really great i had a lot of support from family and friends and the faculty here so, it’s very nice.”
– Alexandra Utley USM Gulf Park Spring 2017 Graduate
Approximately 19 hundred students are candidates for degrees this spring, making it one of the largest graduating classes in recent years combined with the Hattiesburg and Gulf Park Campus.