鶹Ƶ Celebrates Newest Graduates at Spring 2024 Commencement

A student holds up her degree at the Spring 2024 Commencement ceremony.

鶹Ƶ proudly celebrated the academic accomplishments of an estimated 1,237 graduates at Spring 2024 Commencement held on May 13, 2024, according to preliminary data.

A projected 1,436 degrees and certificates were applied for, led by degrees in Liberal Arts (204), Business Administration (148) and Enterprise Development (132). It’s estimated 41 graduates applied for three or more credentials and 109 graduates applied for two credentials.

Of the 1,237 graduate applicants, 446 are Tulsa Achieves Scholarship recipients and 865 are from Tulsa County, according to preliminary data.

“Our graduates have demonstrated remarkable resilience and commitment to their education, and we are incredibly proud of their achievements,” said 鶹Ƶ CEO and President Leigh Goodson, Ph.D. “As these individuals step forward into their futures, we remain committed to supporting their ongoing pursuit of knowledge and success.”

M. Susan Savage, former mayor of Tulsa, was the keynote speaker for two back-to-back commencement ceremonies held at the University of Tulsa’s Reynolds Center. Savage won the mayoral special election in 1992 to become the city’s first woman mayor and was later appointed to Secretary of State by Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry, serving from 2003-2011.

“Your lifelong pursuit of education and knowledge will open new doors and present new challenges,” said Savage in her commencement address. “So, I encourage you to continue to expand your knowledge, expand your wisdom, expand your desirable qualities of mind and character and never stop.”

Preliminary data shows 鶹Ƶ saw 2,480 graduates in the 2023-24 academic year. The number of degrees and certificates awarded is estimated at 2,860. Final numbers will be available later this year.

For more information about 鶹Ƶ and its academic programs, visit www.tulsacc.edu.