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There is an overwhelming show of hands when commencement speaker Luis Aguilar asks graduates how many of them carry mobile phones during GSU's commencement ceremony Saturday. The commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was pointing out how much things can change and have changed since he was a GSU student more than 30 years ago.

          More than 20,000 people packed into Paulson Stadium last Saturday, May 11 to watch nearly 2,500 undergraduate students graduate from Georgia Southern University. Luis Aguilar, a 1976 GSU graduate and a commissioner on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, was the keynote speaker.
          On Friday, May 10, more than 600 graduate students received their degrees. Dr. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist, gave the keynote speech at Hanner Fieldhouse.
          Ogeechee Technical College handed out 1,495 degrees, diplomas, certificates and GED diplomas during its commencement Thursday at Hanner. Chris Clark, the president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, was the keynote speaker.

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