A.T.S.U. online students graduate

A group of students received their online class degrees at one Heartland college.

A.T. Still University's School of Health Management held their 10th Annual Commencement and graduated it's latest Master and Doctoral degree recipients Saturday morning.

For many students, this was their first visit to Kirksville since many completed their education online in programs such as public health and health education.

Professors and guest speakers shared words of wisdom as they wished students the best in their future endeavors.

"If serving others gets your attention. If a career of counting is in your direction. I am confident in your destination. Take that with you and I hope you can use it in your day to day life," said Commencement Speaker Stephen Wilson Wyatt of the University of Kentucky.

In all, 133 students graduated 43 men and 90 women. About 39 states were represented, including the state of Missouri with 8 students in the class.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012.