BOISE, Idaho — Boise State honored more than 2,600 spring graduates during two commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Taco Bell Arena, bringing the university's total graduates for the year to more than 4,500.
Congratulations to the Boise State class of 2019! 🐴🔷🔶 We loved being a part of your admissions decision and now seeing your education journey finish with a walk across the stage. You'll always have a home at #boisestate! pic.twitter.com/t38nDN9k1I— BoiseStateAdmissions (@BoiseStateAdmis) May 11, 2019
Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, was awarded an honorary doctorate at the cereomny, and offered remarks focused on his life journey from a small village in eastern Turkey to eastern Idaho, where he has built the No. 1-selling Greek yogurt brand in the United States.
The ceremonies also featured student speakers.
Boise State has graduated a record-setting number of undergraduate, master's and doctoral students in each of the past nine years. Holding two ceremonies ensured that all families and friends who wished to support graduates could attend.
In total, 2,633 students were eligible to receive 3,049 degrees and certificates. Of those, 868 were eligible for honors: 490 cum laude, 304 magna cum laude and 74 summa cum laude. 22 doctoral degrees were awarded.