- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will speak at December graduation ceremonies at Mississippi State University in Meridian.

Reeves’ speech is one of many scheduled for the month at Mississippi’s public and private colleges.

Reeves will speak to graduates at 11 a.m. in the Riley Center on the MSU-Meridian campus on Dec. 12

Haley Fisackerly, president and CEO of Entergy Mississippi, is scheduled to speak an hour earlier Dec. 12 to MSU graduates at the Humphrey Coliseum on the MSU campus in Starkville.

At the University of Southern Mississippi, history professor Andrew Wiest will speak at graduation exercises at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Reed Green Coliseum on Hattiesburg campus.

Mary Lenn Buchanan, professor emeritus of music at Delta State, will speak to graduates at 10 a.m., Dec. 13 at the Walters Sillers Coliseum on the DSU campus in Cleveland.

Mississippi College will be holding three graduation events on Dec. 19.

Mississippi College School of Law professor Patricia Bennett will speak to undergraduates at 2 p.m. at the A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Clinton campus.

MC Foundation Board member Mike Walters will address the university’s Graduate School commencement at 7 p.m. at the A.E. Wood Coliseum.

Marcia Rachel, chief nursing executive and nursing professor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, will be the keynote speaker at MC’s School of Nursing graduation at 11 a.m. at Swor Auditorium on the Clinton campus.

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