NORMAN — Fresh from graduation ceremonies during the weekend, more than 4,100 people are starting off this week as University of Oklahoma’s newest graduates.
Most of them wore their black caps and gowns Friday to OU commencement exercises inside Lloyd Noble Center — moved there from the football stadium because of rain. But the vast majority of graduates didn’t walk to a stage to receive their degree covers until Saturday, when most college convocations took place at venues throughout the Norman campus. Recipients of bachelor’s, master’s and professional degrees were individually recognized at college convocations; only graduates receiving doctorates walked to the commencement stage. According to a university news release, OU President David Boren conferred 2,535 bachelor’s degrees, 893 master’s degrees, 107 doctoral degrees and 605 professional degrees. OU Public Affairs also announced that the Class of 2010 will pay for a stained-glass window to be placed between the Clarke-Anderson and Will Rogers rooms in the Oklahoma Memorial Union. The class gift will be the second of four stained-glass windows planned for the union. The window’s design is in the planning stages.
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PHOTOSFor more photos of the convocation ceremonies, see page 10A.