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St. Scholastica to conduct fall commencement ceremonies

The College of St. Scholastica will conduct its fall 2002 commencements on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus. The Baccalaureate Commencement will be at noon. A Master's Commencement ceremony will follow at 3:30 p.m., also in...

The College of St. Scholastica will conduct its fall 2002 commencements on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Mitchell Auditorium on campus. The Baccalaureate Commencement will be at noon. A Master's Commencement ceremony will follow at 3:30 p.m., also in the Mitchell Auditorium.

There are 247 candidates for graduation. A total of 124 bachelor's degrees will be awarded. The most numerous baccalaureate majors are, in order, management, computer science information systems, organizational behavior and behavioral arts and sciences. A total of 123 master's degrees will be awarded. The most numerous graduate studies majors are, in order, education curriculum and instruction, management and physical therapy.

The Duluth Scottish Heritage Pipers will lead the graduates into and out of each ceremony. The baccalaureate address will be by Fred de Sam Lazaro. A 1981 graduate of St. Scholastica, he is a correspondent for "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer" and executive producer, Twin Cities Public Television (TPT). The baccalaureate student address will be by Steve Gacek, a management major in St. Scholastica's Accelerated Degree Evening Program (ADEP) in St. Paul.

The master's address will be by Dr. Sharon Pristash, principal of St. James Catholic School in Duluth. She received her bachelor's degree in 1985 and master's degree in 1996 from St. Scholastica. Joey DeVlieger, who is receiving a graduate degree in physical therapy, will give the master's student address.

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