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State Trooper to Receive Posthumous Degree
December 11, 2019
Anderson University
Anderson University will award a posthumous degree to a South Carolina State Police trooper and U.S. Marine Corps veteran.


South Carolina State Trooper Jesse Cannon is among those receiving a degree as Anderson University conducts commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

Cannon, a five-year veteran of the South Carolina State Police, passed away in June. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Cannon was pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Anderson University College of Business and will be awarded his degree posthumously. He is among the 159 students expected to receive a bachelor's degree during winter commencement. In addition, five doctoral and 124 master's candidates are expected to graduate during two ceremonies. 

The undergraduate ceremony begins at 10 a.m., and the graduate ceremony begins at 3 p.m. Both will take place at Henderson Auditorium on the campus of Anderson University. 

Anderson University is a “more selective“ comprehensive university offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus and online. Anderson University is among US News and World Report’s “Best Regional Universities South,” and is on the publication’s “Most Innovative,” “Best Value,” “Best Undergraduate Teaching,” “Best Social Mobility” and “Best Online Programs” lists. Anderson also is ranked #27 nationally for Student Engagement by the Wall Street Journal; is a “Best College” among institutions of higher learning in the southeast by The Princeton Review; and is a three-time Apple Distinguished School.