Paul Anthony Piazza II

Chamberlain, SD

Bachelor of Science in Education

  • Special Education
  • History Education

A Message from the Chair

Congratulations, Class of 2024, on reaching this momentous milestone in your academic journey! As you prepare to graduate, I want to extend our heartfelt congratulations to each and every one of you on behalf of the Department of Education and Inclusive Services. Whether it be in teaching or any other related field, we have no doubt that you will continue to strive for greatness and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Your skills, knowledge, and passion will undoubtedly inspire and shape the future generations of students. Remember to stay curious, keep learning, and never stop pursuing your dreams.

— Dr. Daniel Conn, Department of Education & Inclusive Services

Congratulations! By the time you read this, you will have crossed from the twilight zone of finishing the last of your papers to the triumphant, forward-looking status of graduate. While today may be the milestone we celebrate, for you it also represents hundreds of collective hours of lively discussion, thousands of pages of reading, and tens of thousands of words painstakingly assembled into thoughtful arguments. On behalf of all of us in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, I applaud each of you for your passion for learning, your creativity, and your accomplishments. Wherever your degree takes you and whatever the circumstances, we are excited to learn how you apply your distinctive talents to study intriguing topics, to ask complex questions, and to share what you learn. We'll be watching with pride and admiration. Congratulations and best wishes!

— Dr. Dan Ringrose, Department of Humanities, Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Commencement Speakers

A Message from the Alumni Association

Dear Graduates of 2024,

On behalf of the Minot State University Alumni Association, I would like to extend my warmest congratulations on your graduation! This is a momentous achievement and a testament to your hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

We would like to welcome you with open arms into our vibrant alumni community. As you embark on this new chapter, remember that you are now part of a network of accomplished individuals who have walked the same path as you. The MSU alumni community is here to support and inspire you as you navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We encourage you to stay connected to the university and utilize the many invaluable resources that are available to you as an alum.

Congratulations, Minot State University Class of 2024! May your future be filled with success, happiness, and fulfillment.

— Courtenay Brekhus, Director of Alumni Engagement