Commencement to be held Saturday, May 13

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Valley City State University will hold its 125th spring commencement exercises at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 13, 2017, in W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse on the VCSU campus.A total of 254 students—221 undergraduates and 33 graduate students—are eligible to participate in the commencement exercises. VCSU students will be awarded the following degrees: Master of Education (M.Ed.), Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of University Studies (B.U.S.).President Tisa Mason, Ed.D., CAE, who has led VCSU since December 2014, will direct the ceremony and give remarks. Mark Hagerott, Ph.D., chancellor of the North Dakota University System, will also speak at the event. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, Hagerott has served as NDUS chancellor since July 2015 following a distinguished naval career.Morgan Nalley, a senior from Pocatello, Idaho, will give the student reflection. A member of the Viking softball team and Student Senate, Nalley will graduate with a major in communication and a minor in marketing.The commencement address will be given by Jodi Shorma, assistant professor of language and literature, who has served on the VCSU faculty since 2009. Shorma was recently selected as Student Senate’s 2017 Teacher of the Year.The public is invited to attend the commencement ceremony and a reception immediately following in the VCSU Student Center. The ceremony will also be live streamed; it can be viewed online at 10 a.m. Saturday at