Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Murray State commencement Saturday

Murray State University’s May 2015 commencement ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the CFSB Center and will begin with the Presentation of Colors by the Murray State University Army ROTC Color Guard.

There are 1,304 degree candidates for spring graduation — 939 undergraduate, 360 graduate and five doctoral candidates.

Gov. Steve Beshear will deliver the commencement address and will receive an honorary doctorate of public policy from Murray State University.

An attorney by profession, Beshear has a long background in public service, having served as a state representative in the Kentucky General Assembly, as attorney general and as lieutenant governor. He is a native of Dawson Springs and holds both a bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Kentucky. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Beshear and his wife, Jane, have been married since 1969. They have two sons and three grandchildren.