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USF awards over 6,400 degrees during spring commencement

May 5, 2022 - Beginning Friday, May 6, through Sunday, May 8, the University of South Florida will award more than 6,400 degrees during its spring commencement ceremonies. The recipients include 95 students that earned a perfect 4.0 GPA, 224 veterans and graduates representing all 50 states and 100 countries. The school is awarding 4,843 undergraduate, 1,295 master's and 297 doctoral degrees. The youngest graduate, at 18 years old, is receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology. The oldest graduate, who is 68 years old, earned her bachelor's degree in nursing. Charlene Barnes transitioned from a career as an information technologist to pursue nursing following her son’s death from a meningococcal disease in 2015. Other notable graduates include Tyra Brown, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2015 that forced her to relearn how to breathe, walk and eat again, and Alexander Mercier, USF’s first Rhodes Scholarship Finalist. University President Rhea Law will preside over all ceremonies, which take place at the Yuengling Center on the Tampa campus.

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