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Tigers celebrate commencement

Marketing major Vanessa Salomon and communication major Holly Sias celebrate their impending graduation by jumping for joy with gold glitter. Photo by Shane Epping.

Marketing major Vanessa Salomon and communication major Holly Sias celebrate their impending graduation by jumping for joy with gold glitter. Photo by Shane Epping.

During spring commencement exercises May 13-15, the University of Missouri awarded 6,229 degrees to 5,606 students, including 4,630 bachelor’s degrees, 949 master’s degrees, 321 doctorates, 113 law degrees, 108 veterinary medicine degrees, 86 medicine degrees and 22 education specialist degrees. University officials also presented an honorary degree to MU law alumnus, chocolate-maker and philanthropist Shawn Askinosie.

David Wallace

David Wallace (center) and classmates listen to a speaker at the College of Arts & Science ceremony. Photo by Shane Epping.

Taylor Gross, a 2016 textile and apparel management graduate from Sycamore, IL, sprays sparkling grape juice from the base of the columns.

Taylor Gross, a 2016 textile and apparel management graduate from Sycamore, Illinois, sprays sparkling grape juice from the base of the Columns. Photo by Nicholas Benner

Former student body president Payton Head holds his degree above his head on the stage at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Shane Epping.

Former student body president Payton Head holds his degree above his head on the stage at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Shane Epping.

Laurel Marshalek, DVM, hugs Tim after the College of Veterinary Medicine graduation ceremony Friday. The CVM Mule Club drives Tim and Terry to Reynolds Alumni Center for photos with the recent graduates. Photo by Karen Clifford

Laurel Marshalek, DVM, hugs Tim after the College of Veterinary Medicine graduation ceremony Friday. The CVM Mule Club drives Tim and Terry to Reynolds Alumni Center for photos with the recent graduates. Photo by Karen Clifford.

Students stand and applaud for one another at the end of graduation ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.

Students stand and applaud for one another at the end of commencement ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.

Woman taking photos of graduate

Mizzou grad Cynthia Chapman, hugs her sister Sarah Florey as her sister Tiffany Chapman takes a picture following the MU School of Medicine's commencement ceremony. Photo by Nicholas Benner.

Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity embrace one another while swaying and singing "Old Missouri." Photo by Shane Epping.

Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity embrace one another while swaying and singing "Old Missouri." Photo by Shane Epping.

E pluribus unum, Latin for "Out of many, one" is a phrase on the Seal of the United States and this graduate's mortarboard. Photo by Shane Epping.

E pluribus unum, Latin for "Out of many, one" is a phrase on the Seal of the United States and this graduate's mortarboard. Photo by Shane Epping.

School of Health Professions graduates entertain themselves by taking a selfie before the start of the school's graduation ceremony Sunday . From left, they are Catherine Bean, Melissa Zemke, Alysia Carey, Carrie Schuebel, Kelsey Kramper and Rachel Lazenby. Photo by Rob Hill

School of Health Professions graduates entertain themselves by taking a group selfie before the start of the school's commencement ceremony Sunday. From left: Catherine Bean, Melissa Zemke, Alysia Carey, Carrie Schuebel, Kelsey Kramper and Rachel Lazenby. Photo by Rob Hill.

members of MU School of Medicine Class of 2016 look on during their commencement ceremony in Jesse Auditorium. Photo by Justin Kelley

Members of MU School of Medicine Class of 2016 join in song during their commencement ceremony in Jesse Auditorium. Photo by Justin Kelley.

Commencement speaker Major Garrett, BA '84 political science, BJ '84, messes up his hair as part of his speech to graduates. Photo by Shane Epping.

Commencement speaker Major Garrett, BA BJ '84, messes up his hair as part of his speech to graduates. Photo by Shane Epping.

2016 graduates take photographs on Francis Quadrangle. Photo by Justin Kelley

2016 graduates take photographs on Francis Quadrangle. Photo by Justin Kelley.

Many graduates wore a smile before walking on the stage and receiving their degrees. Photo by Shane Epping.

Many graduates wore a smile before walking on the stage and receiving their degrees. Photo by Shane Epping.

A dogged pursuit of obtaining a college degree led more than a thousand students to graduate from the School of Art & Sciences. Photo by Shane Epping.

A dogged pursuit of obtaining a college degree led more than a thousand students to graduate from the School of Art & Sciences. Photo by Shane Epping.

Students attend commencement ceremonies for the College of Arts & Sciences at Mizzou Arena on Saturday night. Photo by Shane Epping.

Students attend commencement ceremonies for the College of Arts & Sciences at Mizzou Arena on Saturday night. Photo by Shane Epping.

A friend of Truman's sits in the front row during commencement ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.

A friend of Truman's sits in the front row during commencement ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.

DeShuanya Ware

DeShuanya Ware expresses pride during the 2016 commencement ceremony. Photo by Shane Epping.

Communication major Mackenzie Hynes shows her love for receiving parking notices. Photo by Shane Epping.

Communication major Mackenzie Hynes wears a bit of extra black and gold in the form of parking tickets. Photo by Shane Epping.

Students attend commencement ceremonies for the College of Arts & Sciences at Mizzou Arena on Saturday night. Photo by Shane Epping.

Students, faculty and families attend commencement ceremonies for the College of Arts & Sciences at Mizzou Arena on Saturday night. Photo by Shane Epping.

Graduates of the class of 2016 congregate on Francis Quadrangle. Photo by Nicholas Benner.

MU School of Medicine's Class of 2016 congregate in Jesse Hall before their commencement ceremony. Photo by Justin Kelley

The MU School of Medicine Class of 2016 congregates in Jesse Hall before their commencement ceremony. Photo by Justin Kelley.

Mizzou gradautes keep the peace during commencement ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.

Mizzou graduates keep the peace during commencement ceremonies. Photo by Shane Epping.

Afternoon sunlight spills into Mizzou Areana Sunday afternoon during one of the last commencement ceremonies of Mizzou's graduation weekend. Photo by Rob Hill

Afternoon sunlight spills into Mizzou Areana Sunday afternoon during one of the last commencement ceremonies of Mizzou's graduation weekend. Photo by Rob Hill.

Beetle Bailey is ready for commencement.

Beetle Bailey is ready for commencement. Photo by Nicholas Benner.

More than 1,400 Mizzou seniors graduated with academic distinction during the Honors Convocations Saturday morning at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Rob Hill

More than 1,400 Mizzou seniors graduated with academic distinction during the Honors Convocations Saturday morning at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Rob Hill.

A message to parents decorates the top of a mortar board during Honors Convocation Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Rob Hill

A message to parents decorates the top of a mortar board during Honors Convocation Saturday at Mizzou Arena. Photo by Rob Hill.

Alicia Finger receives her hood from Associate Dean Linda Berent, DVM, and Clinical Instructor Meghan Harmon, DVM. Photo by Karen Clifford

Alicia Finger receives her hood from Associate Dean Linda Berent, DVM, and Clinical Instructor Meghan Harmon, DVM. Photo by Karen Clifford.

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith shares her enthusiasm upon receiving a degree from the College of Arts & Science. Photo by Shane Epping.

University of Missouri graduation ceremonies are marked with a cap and gown message during Honors Convocation Saturday. Photo by Rob Hill

University of Missouri graduation ceremonies are marked with a cap and gown message during Honors Convocation Saturday. Photo by Rob Hill.

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