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Students to Be Honored During Summer 2010 Commencement

Texas Tech University will graduate 1,377 students Saturday (Aug. 7) during two ceremonies held at the United Spirit Arena.

Written by Leslie Cranford

Texas Tech Graduate

Texas Tech University will graduate 1,377 students Saturday (Aug. 7) during two ceremonies held at the United Spirit Arena.

Chancellor Kent Hance will be the commencement speaker.

Commencement exercises for the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Education, Mass Communications and Honors College majors in natural history, humanities and honors arts and letters will begin at 9 a.m.

The Colleges of Human Sciences, University Studies, University College, Visual & Performing Arts, Rawls College of Business and the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering host exercises beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Master’s and doctoral students in those colleges will graduate with their respective colleges as well.

Honored students

Outstanding students, selected based on all-around achievement, will carry banners representing their respective colleges.

The following students are banner bearers:

  • Paden Lynn Daniels, an animal science major from Athol, Kan., College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Debbie Janeth Molina, an architecture major from El Paso, College of Architecture
  • Lauren Nicole Thompson, a psychology major from Graham, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Kathryn Ann Zallar, a multidisciplinary studies from Amarillo, College of Education
  • Jacob Adam Frank, a restaurant, hotel and institutional management major from Bellville, College of Human Sciences
  • Monica Allison Ridley, an advertising major from Dripping Springs, College of Mass Communications
  • Jordan Michael Mueller, a theatre arts major from El Paso, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Toluwalope Yewande Owodunni, a computer engineering major from Lagos, Nigeria, Edward E. Whitacre College of Engineering
  • Matthew J. Hughes, a general business major from Longview, Rawls College of Business
  • Grant Wallace, a general studies major from Little Rock, Ark., University College
  • Honors College banner bearers are Stephanie Navarrete, an honors arts and letters major from El Paso for the 9 a.m. ceremony; and Anna Elizabeth McKnight, an apparel design and manufacturing major from Fayetteville, Ark., for the 1:30 p.m. ceremony
  • Graduate School banner bearers are Lisa Renea Welch, doctor of philosophy in animal science from Shallowater, in the morning; and Rhonda Kay Hammond, doctor of philosophy in hospitality administration from Fort Worth, in the afternoon

The highest ranking graduates for each college include:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources: Paden Daniels, animal science major from Athol, Kan.
  • College of Architecture: Debbie Janeth Molina, an architecture major from El Paso
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Lauren Nicole Thompson, a psychology major from Graham
  • College of Education: Kathryn Ann Zallar, a multidisciplinary studies major from Amarillo
  • College of Human Sciences: Jacob Adam Frank, a restaurant, hotel and institutional management major from Bellville
  • College of Mass Communications: Monica Allison Ridley, an advertising major from Dripping Springs
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts: Sapphire Diana Tucker, a music performance major from Plano
  • Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering: Toluwalope Yewande Owodunni, a computer engineering major from Lagos, Nigeria
  • Rawls College of Business: Matthew J. Hughes, a general business major from Longview

For more about commencement, including information on maps, guest seating, parking and hotels, visit the commencement website.

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2 Responses to “Students to Be Honored During Summer 2010 Commencement”

  1. Lauren Nicole Thompson Says:

    Congratulations on all of your accomplishments at Texas Tech!

  2. Lyle Thompson Says:

    Dear Lauren,

    You never cease to amaze me by your energy, dedication, and mind. I am so very proud of you as a person and a granddaughter.
    Love,
    Papa

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