Gallery: Spring 2019 Commencement

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  • Academy Award nominee, Emmy Award-winning actress Melissa McCarthy receives an honorary doctorate of performing arts degree from Interim Chancellor John Dunn on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

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  • Antrell Williams dances before receiving his diploma on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena. Williams graduated with a bachelors in health care management.

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  • Graduated students react as confetti falls down on them on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

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  • Tyra Wooten, from St. Louis, Missouri gets help adjusting her gown on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena. Wooten graduated with a masters in professional media and management.

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  • Cinema and Photography Interim Dean Deborah Tudor hugs Alliyah Bridges on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

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  • Academy Award nominee, Emmy Award-winning actress Melissa McCarthy receives an honorary doctorate of performing arts degree from Interim Chancellor John Dunn on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

    Isabel Miller | @isabelmillermedia

  • Withney Simon dances before receiving his diploma on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena. Simon graduated with a bachelors in TV, and digital media radio.

    Isabel Miller | @isabelmillermedia

  • Bailey Nippe, a senior graduating with a degree in dental hygiene gets help from friends to adjust her hat on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

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  • Jordan Robin reacts while walking into the Arena on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena. Robin graduated with a degree in Aviation Technologies.

  • Spectators cheer as their loved ones receive their diplomas on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

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  • Students gather and sing after the 2019 Spring commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2019 outside the SIU Arena.

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  • Marie-Esperanoce Namage Baseleba reacts while receiving her diploma on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena. Baseleba, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, received her degree in Computer Engineering.

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  • Val Jackson reacts after receiving her diploma on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

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  • Marie-Esperanoce Namage Baseleba waves the Democratic Republic of Congo's flag to her family on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena. Baseleba, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, received her degree in Computer Engineering.

    Isabel Miller | @isabelmillermedia

  • Alliyah Bridges holds up her diploma on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena. Trotter graduated with a bachelors in cinema and photography.

    Isabel Miller | @isabelmillermedia

  • Academy Award nominee, Emmy Award-winning actress Melissa McCarthy receives an honorary doctorate of performing arts degree from Interim Chancellor John Dunn on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

    Isabel Miller | @isabelmillermedia

  • Academy Award nominee, Emmy Award-winning actress Melissa McCarthy talks with Steve Falat, the official public address announcer for SIUC Athletics and the Southern Illinois Miners, after giving her speech to SIU's 2019 graduating class on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

    Isabel Miller | @isabelmillermedia

  • Withney Simon dances before receiving his diploma on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena. Simon graduated with a bachelors in TV, and digital media radio.

    Isabel Miller | @isabelmillermedia

  • After receiving diplomas students and teachers react on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

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  • After receiving diplomas students and teachers react on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

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  • "Let's go Blues" says Zachary Bormida after receiving his diploma on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena. Bormida graduated with a bachelors in Automotive Technology

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  • Graduating students pose together for a picture on Saturday, May 11, 2019 during the 2019 commencement inside the SIU Arena.

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