Rayann Kehrees graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Arkansas University at the Spring Commencement ceremonies held on May 4, 2018.

Kehrees is from Marvell and was a Business Administration major in the Rankin College of Business.

The commencement speaker for the two undergraduate ceremonies was SAU alum Jonathan Baird, partner and wealth manager at Mustard Seed Wealth Management. He is also chief financial officer at Peoples Bank. He was named the 2013 CFO of the Year for small banks by Arkansas Business, Outstanding Young Alumni for SAU in 2016 and "40 Under 40" by Arkansas Business in 2016.

The graduate commencement speaker was Patrice Phillips, who holds a bachelor's degree in theatre and a Master's of Arts in Teaching degree in drama and speech from SAU.

Delivering the nursing graduation commencement speech was SAU alum Adriane Delaney, women's health advanced practice registered nurse at UAMS Family Medical Clinic.

Southern Arkansas University "feels like home" with personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who care about student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability.