- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and successful businesswoman Linda Pancratz will be honored at the University of North Dakota’s summer commencement.

Nyberg graduated from UND with a degree in mechanical engineering. She went on to become the 50th woman in space.

Pancratz graduated from UND with a degree in business administration. She is chairman and chief executive officer of the investment company Mountain Capital LLC.

School officials say 515 students are eligible to participate in the ceremony, which is scheduled 3 p.m. Friday at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.

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