ROLLA, Mo. | This spring, Northeast Missouri natives were among more than 1,100 students who received degrees from Missouri University of Science and Technology. The graduates were honored during a virtual Celebration of Graduates, hosted on the university's Facebook page on Saturday, May 16. An in-person commencement ceremony is expected at a later date.
Missouri S& T has traditionally recognized graduates earning a bachelor's degree with honors by placing the designation “summa cum laude,” “magna cum laude” or “cum laude” on their diplomas. The highest honor, summa cum laude, is awarded to students who have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale for all courses counting toward the degree. Magna cum laude is the designation for a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79, and cum laude indicates a GPA of 3.2-3.49.
Area graduates were: Colten Brummell, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering, cum laude; Emily Haines, bachelor of science, civil engineering; and Elissa Mefford, bachelor of science, ceramic engineering, cum laude, all of Hannibal; Ryan Yoder, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering, of Monroe City, Mo.; and Douglas Bross, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering, cum laude, of Palmyra, Mo.