Ethan Wade McPeak of El Dorado Springs graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology during Commencement ceremonies held in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building on campus. McPeak earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering summa cum laude.
More than 700 candidates received degrees during ceremonies held Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, and Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. The university awards bachelor of science, bachelor of arts, master of science and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.
Missouri S&T has traditionally recognized graduates earning a bachelor’s degree with honors by placing the designation “summa cum laude,” “magna cum laude” or “cum laude” on their diplomas. The highest honor, summa cum laude, is awarded to students who have earned a cumulative grade point (GPA) of 3.8 or above on a 4.0 scale for all courses counting toward the degree. Magna cum laude is the designation for a GPA of 3.5 to 3.79, and cum laude indicates a GPA of 3.2 to 3.49.