July 19, 2005

Michael Shields earns bachelors degree from SIUC

by Pete Rosenbery

Editors please note: This student did not appear on the commencement address releases earlier this summer because of a technical problem in processing the list. His parents asked us to send this release to you and we were happy to do so.

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Michael L. Shields, 835 E. Division St., Galva, earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Liberal Arts during commencement exercises Friday, May 13, at the SIU Arena.

More than 3,700 professional, graduate and undergraduate students were candidates for degrees during spring commencement exercises, Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14. Shields is the son of Theresa and Terry Shields.

Providing high-quality, comprehensive undergraduate education is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.