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Auburn students to graduate from Oregon State on Saturday

Oregon State University will hold its 142nd annual commencement on Saturday with the largest graduating class in its history. More than 4,600 students are in the class of 2011, which will hold its graduation ceremony at Reser Stadium beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Preliminary data show that 4,619 students will receive 4,815 degrees, according to OSU registrar Kent Kuo. OSU graduates are from every county in Oregon, and from almost every state in the country, as well as from 48 different nations.

Auburn's Yessenia M. Arias (honors, bachelor of science, Cum Laude, accountancy); Andrew D. Jerde, (B.S., natural resources); and Peter J. Ninteman (B.S., forest operations management) will be among those in the class of 2011.

Graduate degrees awarded include 735 masters, 172 Ph.D.s, and 141 professional degrees (92 doctors of pharmacy, 49 doctors of veterinary medicine).

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