More than 1,200 receive degrees after commencement weekend

More than 1,200 graduates were celebrated during this year’s commencement ceremonies at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College over the weekend.

Of the 1,013 BSU graduates, 67 received master’s degrees, 946 earned their undergrads, with 440 graduating with honors.

The cohort also included 63 American Indian graduates, 29 military personnel and veterans, and at least 14 international students.

Of the 201 in NTC’s graduating class, 93 received their associate of science, 41 their associate of applied science, with 50 diplomas and 37 certificates awarded.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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