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Graduation Season For Middle Tenn. Universities

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An MTSU degree candidate waves to her friends and family as she enters Hale Arena at Murphy Center for the spring 2012 commencement ceremonies May 5.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) – It’s graduation season for area universities. Austin Peay State, Trevecca, Lipscomb, and Middle Tennessee State University all held commencement ceremonies over the weekend.

MTSU, Tennessee’s largest undergraduate institution, reached a special milestone when it granted a degree to its 100,000th four-year student on Saturday.

MTSU graduated more than 2500 students, including more than 2,100 undergraduates and over 400 graduate students.

The 2012 commencement ceremonies also marked the conclusion of MTSU’s centennial celebration.

Vanderbilt, Fisk and Tennessee State will hold commencement ceremonies this week.