MMSU GRADUATION RITES 2018. The Mariano Marcos State University holds its 40th Commencement Exercises on June 8, 2018 at the 1,000 square-meter sunken garden where a total of 2,553 graduates from the various colleges march to receive their diplomas. Of the 2,553 graduates, there are 12 magna cum laude graduates and 158 cum laude graduates. Carl Kasten A. Cocson, a BS Pharmacy graduate from the College of Health Sciences (CHS) is this year’s class valedictorian with a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.2538. (Photo Courtesy of Atty. Brian Jay Corpuz)