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July 23, 2024

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SOU Faculty members line up to receive the degree candidates as they enter the stadium. Bob Palermini photo
June 17, 2023

More than 1,300 students receive diplomas in Saturday ceremonies

More than 1,300 students received their diplomas Saturday in Raider Stadium at Southern Oregon University‘s 97th commencement ceremony.

SOU faculty and administrators cross Siskiyou Blvd. on their way to the graduation ceremony at Raider Stadium. Bob Palermini photo
Faculty members applaud as students pass by on their way into the stadium. Bob Palermini photo
A student waves to family while parading into Raider Stadium. Bob Palermini photo
The color guard presents the flag as the National Anthem is sung by SOU ’23 graduate Katie Jobs. Bob Palermini photo
Aiki Deguchi, an SOU student from Japan, was one of three students who addressed the graduation ceremony Saturday. Bob Palermini photo
Students and guests listen to one of the student speakers. Bob Palermini photo
Raider Stadium was packed for the 2023 Southern Oregon University graduation ceremony. Bob Palermini photo
One mortarboard carried a message of thanks to the student’s parents. Bob Palermini photo
Faculty members congratulate graduates just after they received their degrees Saturday morning. Bob Palermini photo
The last student to receive her diploma celebrates on stage with SOU president Rick Bailey. Bob Palermini photo
Members of SOU’s class of 2023 toss their mortarboards into the air in celebration of receiving their degrees to close the graduation ceremony Saturday. Bob Palermini photo
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