After a year like no other and a successful return to campus, more than 560 members of the Corps of Cadets were awarded diplomas during the May 8 commencement ceremonies in McAlister Field House.
About 27% of the class accepted commissions as U.S. military officers prior to graduation.
As one of his last official acts, the outgoing commandant of cadets, retired Navy Capt. Eugene Paluso, ’89, served as the 2021 commencement speaker for both morning and afternoon undergraduate ceremonies.
The academic programs with the highest number of graduates from the Class of 2021 included business administration, criminal justice, intelligence and security studies, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and political science.