January 29, 2007

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Purdue confers degrees, honors students for academic achievements

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University awarded approximately 2,875 degrees to students during commencement ceremonies in December. In addition, about 8,100 students earned academic honors for the fall 2006 semester.

Of the degrees presented, 2,019 were undergraduates, 852 were graduate students and one earned a professional degree. The commencement ceremonies were conducted in the Elliott Hall of Music on the West Lafayette campus.

To earn honors, students must have had at least a 3.5 semester or cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Writer: Christy Jones, (765) 494-1089, christyjones@purdue.edu

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