Before distributing diplomas today, Minot State University President Dr. David Fuller addressed two special degrees.
A standing ovation moved through the dome as the parents of Megan Shoal accepted an honorary degree complete with summa cum laude honors.
Shoal died in a car accident in May of 2013.
A second honorary degree was presented to Rod Romine based on his exceptional service to his profession, his community and the university.
Romine retired from KXMC-TV in 1994 after 40 years of service.
Our own honorary mention, weekend sports anchor Juan Vadell completed his degree in Broadcasting today.
And the ceremony wrapped recognizing Dr. and Mrs. Fuller's decade of service to the university.
Dr. Fuller will be retiring in June.
Minot Police say Sophia Pepple of New Town was struck by a pickup and killed about 6:25pm Sunday.
In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.
A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.
They ask if you have any information about the incident that you contact them at 852-0111.