PHOTOS: Graduates take the stage at Denver Coliseum
MSU Denver welcomes over 1,300 students to its alumni community.
Students at Metropolitan State University of Denver earned their degrees this month, as the bi-annual Commencement ceremony returned to the Denver Coliseum for the second time this year. The 1,372 students eligible to receive their degrees joined the University’s community of over 105,000 alumni.
“Roadrunners are better,” said Janine Davidson, Ph.D., MSU Denver president. “You work harder. You work smarter. You and more than 105,000 other MSU Denver alumni have made a name for yourselves in Colorado.”
Davidson kicked off the ceremonies and was joined on the stage by Denver Sheriff Elias Diggins and “SportsCenter” anchor Gary Striewski, who were keynote speakers, as well as President’s Award winner Jamie Farmer and Provost’s Award winner Bianca Machado, among others. MSU Denver’s student ensemble Mariachi Los Correcaminos led the recessional.
Graduates celebrated their academic achievements and took the first step toward careers that will help power the economy and make a difference in lives around the world.
“A degree is like having a superpower, but your superpower is to help others by helping humanity,” Diggins said. “Leave here today thinking about how you can use your degree, which will open doors for opportunity to help others as much as it will help you.”