Oklahoma State University hosts commencement ceremonies

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm •  Published: May 7, 2011
STILLWATER — Katie Anderson and Kelly Archer posed for one last photo outside Boone Pickens Stadium after graduating from Oklahoma State University on Saturday.

They met four years ago through their sorority, Chi Omega, and they’ve been friends since. The girls share the same major — elementary education. They even student taught at the same elementary school.

On Saturday, it was only fitting that they crossed the stage inside Gallagher-Iba Arena together. They are among 3,000 students to graduate from OSU this weekend during five ceremonies.

Students blew kisses to family members and raised their arms in triumph as they accepted their diplomas.

OSU President Burns Hargis told students to greet each day and each person with a big smile, passion and curiosity and to and wear orange every opportunity they get.

Gov. Mary Fallin, an OSU alumna, challenged students to` take risks, be bold and dream big.

"Your opportunities will be unlimited," Fallin said during a ceremony for the College of Education and the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology on Saturday morning,

Ceremonies were scheduled throughout the day Saturday. Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb was scheduled to speak at later ceremonies.


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