MSU Graduates 130

The fall commencement program was held Friday at Mississippi State University, Meridian campus.

The commencement speaker was Cynthia Cooper, most well-known for her role in uncovering the corporate fraud at WorldCom. To date, it is the largest corporate fraud in history.

Cooper was named one of Time Magazine's 2002 Persons of the Year after detecting and reporting the fraud.

Among the highlights of this semester's graduation was Jeri Holdiness, a blind student who completed her degree, and married couples who finished their courses of study together; Liddia and Leslie Hughes, and Paige and Lundy Brantley.

We congratulate all of Friday’s graduates and wish them well.