Minnesota State University, Mankato awarded 1,709 degrees at the end of the fall semester, with commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,297 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

Area students receiving degrees:


Pelican Rapids, MN

Nathan Oliver, BSE, Integrated Engineering, Summa Cum Laude


Vergas, MN

Colton Laymon, MS, Athletic Training