Minnesota State University will award degrees to an estimated 500 students on Dec. 20. The commencement ceremony will take place at Nemzek Fieldhouse. The secondary 1 p.m. ceremony will also award degrees to about 115 students.

The following students are expected to receive degrees:

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Sarah DeCock, Bachelor of Arts; Emery Dumpprope, Bachelor of Science; Jordan Geiser, Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude; Austin Hendershot, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude; Joshua Lund, Bachelor of Science; Nicholas Mertens, Bachelor of Arts, Diane Poppenga, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude.


Jenny Skoog, Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude.


Paul Wicht, Bachelor of Arts.

MSUM alumna, Lisa Borgen will be the commencement speaker. She has earned a degree in criminal justice and is Vice President of Administration at American Crystal Sugar Co. Previously she was a Judge of the District Court in Minnesota, serving Clay County.

The commencement will be live streamed at: