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Georgia Southern holds commencement for graduate degrees

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STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Hundreds of new Georgia Southern graduates walked across the stage at Hanner Fieldhouse Friday during commencement for graduate degrees. The students received their diplomas, plus the appropriate sash for masters or doctorate degrees.

Between the ceremony Friday afternoon and the undergrad ceremony Saturday morning, more than 3,200 graduates will receive degrees this semester.

University President Dr. Brooks Keel said the achievement of either is a victory for the students and those around them.

"It's wonderful for the student and for the family that has helped and supported them, whether its an undergraduate degree or graduate," he explained.

The keynote speaker for Friday was Jemelleh Coes, a 2008 education graduate from Southern who is the current Georgia Teacher of the Year. 

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will deliver the address to undergraduates on Saturday.

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