Three Claremore, Oklahoma, residents received degrees during Oklahoma Baptist University’s Spring Commencement Friday, May 18, in Raley Chapel’s Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee.

The university conferred degrees upon 288 graduates during the ceremony.

Graduates, with academic majors and scholastic predicates, include Aaron Livingtson, religion, cum laude; Gage Meisinger, marketing; Daniel Moniz, personal training/strength and conditioning.

Students graduate summa cum laude for maintaining at least a 3.95 grade point average.

Students who maintain at least a 3.70 GPA are designated magna cum laude.

Students who maintain at least a 3.40 GPA are designated cum laude.

Those who complete the requirements of the University’s Honors program graduate “with honors.”

Rev. Dr. John A. Reed Jr., senior pastor of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, delivered the commencement address.

The program also included induction of the graduates into the OBU Alumni Association. OBU President David W. Whitlock presented a charge to the graduates.

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