Boise State celebrates 100th Commencement ceremony

Boise State University celebrates 100th commencement by having the ceremony on the Blue Turf for the first time ever, on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

BOISE -- Boise State's spring Commencement ceremony, their 100th, was celebrated on "The Blue" Saturday morning.

It was the first Commencement held in Albertsons Stadium since 1981, when the turf was still green.

Nearly 2,400 students earned 2,682 degrees and certificates, bringing the total number of graduates for the academic year to over 4,000.

Boise State President Bob Kustra spoke to the 1,750 students who participated in the ceremony about the university's reclassification by the Carnegie Foundation as a Doctoral Research University.

"Every graduate receiving a degree from Boise State today benefits from this new distinction as a doctoral-research university. It not only enhances the reputation and quality of our graduate work, but it also increases the value of the Boise State degree for all graduates."

23 students earned their doctoral degrees this semester.

Boise State golfer Oceane Pelloille, an international student from Caen, France, was chosen as the student speaker.

"The only person you'll be with forever is yourself," Pelloille said in her speech. "Trust yourself."

For a complete list of graduates, click here.

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