Journalists, politicians advise 2017 graduates

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Mississippi’s colleges and universities will begin cuing the Pomp and Circumstance Marches this weekend. Here are commencement ceremony speakers who have been announced.

Jackson State University: Demarco Morgan, JSU alumnus, CBS News correspondent and anchor, Saturday, 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium. There are 700 candidates for graduation.

Tougaloo College: Randall Pinkston, former journalist and CBS news anchor, May 7, 10 a.m. on the Tougaloo Campus Green.

University of Mississippi: Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author, May 13, 9 a.m. in the Grove.

Belhaven College: Belhaven President Dr. Roger Parrott, May 13, 9:30 a.m. at Thalia Mara Hall in downtown Jackson. There are 300 candidates for graduation.

Mississippi University for Women: Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Mississippi Sen. Sally Doty, an alumna, May 13, in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall. Reeves will speak at 10 a.m. with conferring of degrees for graduates of the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology. Doty will speak at 2 p.m. with conferring of degrees for graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Professional Studies and College of Education and Human Sciences. There are approximately 400 candidates for graduation.