CORVALLIS, Ore. - An estimated 5,267 students will receive degrees this spring from Oregon State University, which will hold its 144th annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 15, at Reser Stadium on campus.

Among those graduating, Elise S. Cowley, of Winnemucca, will receive honors bachelor of science, summa cum laude, bioresource research, honors bachelor of science, summa cum laude, chemistry.

This is the largest class to graduate from Oregon State University, which has seen record enrollments for several years. Despite the enormous class, OSU students will receive their actual diploma from OSU President Edward J. Ray and other officials during the ceremony - one of the few universities of its size to continue that tradition.