President LaForge welcomes the audience to this edition of fireside chat from Walter Sillers Coliseum.

“We are closing out the academic year with the traditional conferring of degrees. This spring, we are graduating more than 400 students, and we are happy to have them and their loved ones on campus to celebrate this momentous occasion,” said LaForge.

LaForge thanks the Delta State faculty and staff who helped make the spring semester another successful one for the university.

“I also extend congratulations to Dr. David Abney, Delta State alumnus and CEO of UPS, on receiving a honorary doctoral degree. He also delivered a powerful and meaningful commencement address, and we thank him for sharing his experiences and advice with all of us,” said LaForge.

The president speaks to graduates about their best experiences at Delta State, how they plan to put their degrees to work, and what they will miss most about being on campus.

“Congratulations to our graduates. We are proud of you. If you are looking to extend your education, our graduate and continuing studies programs are ready for you. Thank you for joining me today. I will see you next time on fireside chat.”