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50+ Graduation Cap Ideas

Graduation. The capstone to years of stress, studying, tears and the best of memories. Students are rewarded with a degree or diploma which will set them on the path to success.  With one last chance to stand out and declare independence as a student, some graduates pull out all of the stops when decorating their graduation caps. And honestly, if you're going to go out, go out in style. 

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Advice from the Class of 2018

Class of 2018, as you prepare to walk across the stage next week, “seasoned veterans” will pepper you with advice for life after graduation. You’ll hear a few things likes, "The world is your oyster!" "Seize the day!" "These are the best years of your life!" These tips are about as helpful as they’re wanted.

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6 Iconic Spots to Take Graduation Photos at SUU

By Lexi Carter on April 24, 2018

in Graduation

Among the many reasons to get professional photos taken of yourself, graduating from one of the best universities in the world is a pretty good one. It's a nice way to commemorate your time at a place that changed your life. Plus, a nice professional headshot might come in handy when you're looking for a job. 

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2018 Commencement Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 University Commencement award recipients.

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Outdoor Enthusiast & Mental Health Advocate Named SIEL Valedictorian

Mariah Porter was born with an instinctive passion for the outdoors. While growing up in Lindon, Utah, she frequently enjoyed hiking, biking, canyoneering, and taking naps on sunny hillsides. After visiting Southern Utah University as a senior in high school, Mariah was impressed by the beautiful campus and engaged professors.

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Business Valedictorian Prepared for Life After College

“Work first and play later,” says Scott Chapman, this year’s valedictorian for the School of Business.

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2017 College of Humanities and Social Sciences Valedictorian

Future teacher, Tanisha Barker, always felt like she belonged at SUU and credits much of her success to the influential people she’s interacted with during her college experience. With guidance from her caring mentors, Barker was able to combine her passion for social studies with a secondary education license. Through her hard work and study habits, Barker is representing the College of Humanities and Social Sciences as its 2017 valedictorian.

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2017 College of Science and Engineering Valedictorian

From Gunnison Valley, Utah, Jonathan Warren is proud to represent the College of Science and Engineering as Valedictorian. As a human nutrition major and business management minor, Warren set himself up to become a pharmacist with the hope to someday run his own pharmacy.

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2017 Graduate and Online School Valedictorian

Originally from Shreveport, LA, Diana Chatterson moved to Cedar City in 1997. The single mother of four, grandma and step-mom, started at SUU at age 36, and has now earned her bachelor of science in General Studies through SUU’s online program. Her fundamental belief in the importance of family has helped her find an emphasis is Psychology and Family Life and Human Development.

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A Look at SUU's 2017 Student Commencement Speaker

Sara Ludlow started her first day of college listening to angsty punk music, overdoing her makeup and trying desperately to fit in. Just two and half years later, Ludlow is graduating from Southern Utah University a strong, confident individual who earned the opportunity to speak at commencement.

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