Texas Tech University will graduate 1,377 students Saturday (Aug. 7) during two
ceremonies held at the United Spirit Arena.
, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, 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 and
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.
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 and 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;
and 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
- College of Visual and 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 http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement/