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Road closures, other advisories for NMSU commencement ceremonies this weekend

Nearly 2,400 New Mexico State University students are candidates for degrees and about 1,250 will participate in spring commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Tickets are not required. The Pan American Center will open an hour before each ceremony.


Candidates for degrees should check in east of the Pan Am. Payne Street between Triviz Drive and Stewart Street along the Pan Am will be closed for commencement. Graduate and general parking will be in the lots to the north and east of the Pan Am, with handicapped parking to the north and northeast of the building.

Graduates from the colleges of Agriculture and Home Economics, Business, Engineering, and Extended Learning will participate in the morning ceremony. Paulina Salopek, co-owner of Roadrunner Pecans and David Salopek Farms, will receive an honorary doctorate during the morning program.

Graduates from the colleges of Arts and Science, Education and Health and Social Services will attend the afternoon ceremony. The late businessman Mike J. Maloof, an owner and director of Maloof companies, will be honored during the afternoon program. His honorary doctorate will be accepted by his widow, Dee.