Miami awards 3,678 degrees

OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - Miami University awarded more than 3,500 degrees at their commencement ceremony on Saturday.

The ceremony took place in Miami's Yager Stadium at 1:30 p.m. and featured acclaimed author and journalist Wil Haygood.

Haygood has been a Washington Post journalist since 2002. His front-page story for the Post in 2008 about long time White House butler Eugene Allen is the inspiration for "The Butler", a big-screen movie directed by Oscar-nominated Lee Daniels and is due to be released next fall.

Miami President David Hodge presided over the ceremony awarding 3,678 degrees.

Degrees awarded include 35 certificates, 127 associates, 3121 bachelor's, 376 master's and 19 doctorates of philosophy.

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