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  • Graduation is May 17

    MSUM expects to award degrees to 828 students

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    Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 828 students during its spring commencement Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in MSUM’s Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse. About 600 students are expected to participate in the ceremonies.

    Micah Tysver is the 10 a.m. commencement speaker for graduates of the College of Social and Natural Sciences and the College of Business and Industry.

    Tysver is Operations Manager at Aggregate Industries-US. As Operations Manager, he oversees daily mining activities for five sand and gravel operations. He is also responsible for scheduling, budgeting and purchasing of major plant equipment.

    Tysver earned his B.S. degree in construction management from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2005. Tysver played football for the Dragons during his college career.

    A native of Battle Lake, Tysver lives in Lake Park with his wife, Tessa, and their two children.

    Dr. Lynne A. Kovash is the 2 p.m. commencement speaker for graduates of the College of Education and Human Services and the College of Arts and Humanities.

    Kovash was named the tenth Superintendent of Moorhead Area Public Schools in 2008.

    Kovash has a strong background in education, including experiences as a teacher, assistant principal, special education administrator and district administrator.

    Kovash received a bachelor’s degree in language arts and secondary education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She then completed her master’s degree in special education with a license in specific learning disabilities and emotional behavior disorders. Kovash completed classes in education administration through Tri-College University to obtain licenses as a K-12 principal, special education director and superintendent. She completed her doctorate in educational leadership through the University of North Dakota in 2009.

    Kovash was recently elected Minnesota Association of School Administrator President-Elect for 2013-14.