More Than 5,000 Students Graduate Tomorrow

Posted: May 17, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A total of 5,083 students will graduate at George Mason’s 35th annual commencement tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Patriot Center. Kay Coles James, director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, will deliver the commencement address.

Of the 2002 graduating class, 3,164 are receiving undergraduate degrees and 1,712 will be awarded master’s or doctoral degrees. The School of Law will graduate 207 students.

George Mason’s oldest graduate is 71; the youngest is 18. Melvin M. Malaka, who received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 2000 and will receive a bachelor’s degree in communication this year, is the student speaker.

An honorary doctoral degree in humane letters will be presented to James. Charles G. Koch, chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Industries Inc., will receive an honorary doctor of science degree.

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