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James Fast graduates from San Diego State with honors

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Of the nearly 9,900 graduates who recently walked across the stage during San Diego State University’s Commencement Ceremonies, only a select group earned recognition as honors graduates.

James Fast is in that select group, graduating cum laude with a degree in Russian.

Fast is from Lincoln.

Based on a 4.0 GPA scale, the distinction of summa cum laude is awarded to undergraduate students with an average of at least 3.8; magna cum laude is awarded to undergraduate students with an average of at least 3.65; and cum laude is awarded to undergraduate students with an average of at least 3.5.

Notation of cum laude, magna cum laude or summa cum laude on transcripts and diplomas is based on achievement when all courses for graduation are completed.