Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey to address Auburn graduates Aug. 4

Kay IveyAUBURN UNIVERSITY – Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey will be the guest speaker during Auburn University’s two summer graduation ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 4, in Auburn Arena.

A 10 a.m. ceremony will include the colleges, schools and programs of Architecture, Design and Construction; Engineering; Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Interdisciplinary Studies; Liberal Arts; Nursing; and Sciences and Mathematics. A 2 p.m. ceremony will be held for the colleges and schools of Agriculture; Business; Education; and Human Sciences. Both ceremonies can be viewed live through the university’s website at

Ivey, a Camden, Ala., native and a 1967 graduate of Auburn University, was elected lieutenant governor in 2010. Previously, she was elected state treasurer in 2002 and 2006.

She also has worked in the private sector as a banker and assistant hospital administrator, as well as in public service as a high school teacher and as reading clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives. Her public service includes being appointed by three governors to positions in state government, including assistant director of the Department of Commerce, formerly the Alabama Development Office. In addition to her duties as lieutenant governor, Ivey is vice chairman of the Aerospace States Association and chairman of the Job Creation and Military Stability Commission.

Auburn University will award 1,338 academic degrees during the graduation ceremonies, including 871 bachelor’s degrees, 352 master’s degrees, 105 doctorates, five specialist degrees and five professional degrees.

The College of Liberal Arts will award the most bachelor’s degrees with 233, followed by the College of Business with 141 and the College of Human Sciences with 106. The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering will award 79 degrees; College of Sciences and Mathematics, 77; College of Architecture, Design and Construction, 67; College of Education, 60; School of Nursing, 51; College of Agriculture, 38; Office of the Provost, 12 degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies; and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, seven.

Auburn University has awarded more than 250,000 degrees since its founding as East Alabama Male College in 1856.

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