More than 1,400 of the 2,346 eligible students participated in NDSU’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 12.
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Visionary architect John Klai receives honorary doctorate
NDSU alumnus John R. Klai II was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters during the university’s spring commencement ceremonies. Klai was recognized as a visionary in architectural design, practice and education and for
his outstanding service and contributions
A native of Osnabrock, North Dakota, he earned his Bachelor of Science in architectural studies in 1977, and Bachelor of Architecture 1978. read more >
Commencement messages focus on continued learning, teamwork
Student speaker encourages solving world problems
Lauren Singelmann, an electrical engineering major, emphasized a passion for problem-solving in her message to classmates during NDSU’s spring commencement. For her, everyone working together is key to getting something accomplished. “Although we are done with school, the learning is just beginning,” she said. “NDSU has provided us with an outstanding education, but it’s up to us to decide how we are going to use it to make an impact while doing something we love.” read more >
Former Marine urges teamwork, leadership
Christopher Eggen’s commencement address had a straightforward message for his classmates. “Be part of a team, lead by example and appreciate the journey,” he said. Eggen became active in a number of clubs and organizations at NDSU, and in doing so, he found a sense of belonging at the university. “College allowed me to embrace who I was and helped to shape who I was meant to be,” he said. Prior to attending NDSU, the crop and weed science major served eight years as an active-duty member of the U.S. Marine Corps. read more >