Written by Charles Martin
Auburn University will award 1,432 academic degrees Dec. 14 in Auburn Arena during two fall graduation ceremonies featuring addresses by Auburn alumnus and former football player Stan White, now an insurance executive and football analyst.
The 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges, schools and programs of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Interdisciplinary Studies; Liberal Arts; Nursing; and Sciences and Mathematics.
The 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and schools of Agriculture; Business; Education; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; and Human Sciences.
The ceremonies can be viewed live through the university's website at www.auburn.edu/graduationlive.
White attended Auburn from 1989-1993 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in mass communications. He was the starting quarterback for four years and set numerous school records, including being the all-time passing leader with 8,016 yards and all-time leader in completions with 659 and attempts with 1,231. He is the owner of Stan White Insurance Agency Inc. in Birmingham and has been the football analyst for the Auburn IMG Sports Network for the last 13 years.
Of the degrees Auburn will award, 1,091 are bachelor's degrees, 262 are master's degrees, 75 are doctorates and four are education specialist degrees.
The College of Liberal Arts will award the most bachelor's degrees with 249, followed by the College of Business with 224. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will present 165 degrees; College of Education, 121; College of Sciences and Mathematics, 104; College of Architecture, Design and Construction, 67; College of Human Sciences, 64; College of Agriculture, 62; School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 22; and Office of the Provost, 13 degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Auburn University has awarded more than 285,000 degrees since its founding as East Alabama Male College in 1856.
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