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CASE cancels 2014 graduation... half the cohort not qualified

Published:Thursday | November 20, 2014 | 8:06 PM

The College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE) today cancelled its 2014 graduation because most final year students did not meet the criteria.

The graduation was scheduled for today.

A statement from the Portland-based institution said the board made the decision following an audit which revealed that the college was presenting 340 candidates for graduation but only 175 were qualified to participate.

And of the 175 candidates, only 37 had registered to graduate.

CASE, citing financial stress, said it would have been unwise to proceed with plans for the ceremony.

College president, Dr. Mary Nichols says she is disappointed but argues that graduations are not fund raising exercises and the decision to cancel was the most prudent action.

CASE says it will communicate with all its graduands on how they will be presented their awards.

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