from Drury University
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Matthew Thomas Layne, graduated recently from Drury University Evening School.
He received his degree in associate of science, business administration.
Layne earned a degree from Drury University during its Spring Commencement. Some 334 undergraduates joined 55 graduate students at the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies commencement held in the O’Reilly Family Event Center on May 14.
O’Reilly replaces Weiser Gymnasium as the graduation venue. The new arena features air conditioning, 21st century technology and more comfort for graduates and spectators.
Drury Board of Trustees member Jack Stack told the graduates, “There is no such thing as a bad first job. There is always a lesson you take away. Seek excellence. Don’t expect to start at the top. Rise to the top.”
Layne also earned a spot on the Dean’s List at Drury University.
Earning a spot on Drury University’s Dean’s List is a significant accomplishment; it means a student earned a grade point average of 3.6 or greater (on a 4-point scale) while carrying a full-time course load of 12 or more semester hours at Drury.
Patel, Pope receive
degrees from Baylor
WACO, Texas — Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 2,000 graduates during spring commencement exercises May 13-14 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus.
Neha Kaushik Patel of Cleveland received his bachelor of science in biology; and Thomas Rutland Pope of Cleveland received his doctorate in political science.
Baylor’s nationally recognized academic divisions offer 151 baccalaureate degrees, 76 master’s degrees, a juris doctor, 29 doctoral degree programs and two education specialist degrees through 11 academic units.
Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor is a private Baptist university classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with “high research activity.”