- Associated Press - Saturday, December 15, 2018

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - More than 2,200 students will receive their degrees this weekend at commencement services at the University of Missouri.

The university says it will award 1,902 bachelor’s degrees. Among those graduating are 220 online students who come from 28 states and two countries. The university says graduates in those programs range in age up to 64.

The university plans to honor alumnus Robert J. Jones, who is chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jones, a scientist, played a role in development of corn kernels that protect crops from environmental stresses and global climate change. He will speak during the Honors Convocation on Saturday.

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