Jennifer Hyde graduated summa cum laude in the Honors College at Missouri State University, Springfield, Mo., May 19. She received a bachelor of science in English education. Mary Hass Shield, vice president of the body of governors at MSU, presented Hyde with her undergraduate diploma.
After spending her summer riding and performing at the Dixie Stampede in Branson Hyde will complete her master's degree at MSU. She has also accepted a graduate assistant position in the Honors College at MSU. Her duties will entail teaching classes at the university as well as advising freshman honor students who are undecided about their major.
Hyde is the daughter of Rusty and Debbie Hyde of Thayer and was a 2002 graduate of Thayer High School.