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Thousands graduate from Mid-Missouri colleges

Parents and students packed the streets around some Mid-Missouri schools Saturday for graduation weekend.

More than 6,000 people will receive diplomas from the University of Missouri this weekend.

MU said more than 4,000 earned an undergraduate degree, 1,000 earned masters degrees and 300 earned doctorate degrees.

350 people from 32 states also earned a degree from Mizzou online.

Commencement speakers included Attorney General Chris Koster at the College of Agriculture and State Supreme Court Justice Mary Russell at the Law School.

Hundreds of students also began packing up after graduation at Lincoln University.

The Jefferson City School also gave out honorary degrees.

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, actor Cedric the Entertainer and 104 year old Alice Bingham, the oldest living alumni of the school, all received degrees.

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