Missouri State University in Springfield recently celebrated it more than 2,800 spring 2020 graduates.


More than 2,168 bachelor’s degrees, 592 master’s degrees, 98 doctorates and 14 specialist degrees were conferred.


While May 2020 commencement exercises were canceled due to COVID-19, spring 2020 graduates still will have an opportunity for an in-person ceremony either Oct. 18 or Dec. 11 at JQH Arena on the university’s campus.


Graduates from Cooper County are: Ryder Garrett Mesik, Bachelor of Science, Political Science; Danielle Nichole Paulson, Bachelor of Science, Psychology and Dance; Sabrina Marie Urbina, Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cum Laude; and Rachel Leigh Lorenz, Master of Social Work.