LEAVENWORTH — The University of Saint Mary celebrated the close of another academic year and the passing of a major milestone in the lives of the class of 2019 at USM’s commencement ceremony on May 4 in McGilley Field House on the main campus.

Talia Richardson, of Arkansas City, was awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

The 2019 commencement event honored the university’s 429 graduates — a group composed of 208 undergraduate degree recipients, 182 master’s degree recipients and 39 doctoral degree recipients. This year’s graduates hail from coast to coast and from points overseas. Graduates of USM’s online programs traveled in from across the country to participate, as well.

The ceremony featured performances by the USM Community Band and the Saint Mary Concert Chorale.

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