- Associated Press - Monday, May 8, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Gov. Doug Burgum will speak at North Dakota State University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday at the Fargodome.

Burgum is scheduled to speak at both the 10 a.m. ceremony and the 2 p.m. ceremony. NDSU says a total of 1,420 students have indicated they will participate.

Burgum received his bachelor’s degree in university students from NDSU in 1978. He served as student body president in 1976-77.

His grandmother, Jessamine Slaughter Burgum, was the first woman to enroll at NDSU, then known as North Dakota Agricultural College. Burgum Hall on campus is named after her. The Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Family Life Center at NDSU is named for the governor’s mother.

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