More than 3,275 students will graduate Friday and Saturday (May 13-14) during five
Texas Tech ceremonies held at the United Spirit Arena.
Cermonies can be viewed online at http://streaming.ttu.edu/commencement.htm.
A ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences will take place at 4 p.m. Friday.
The Graduate School ceremony follows at 7 p.m.
Commencement exercises for the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and the
Colleges of Education, Architecture, Human Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts
begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Mass Communications,
Honors College, University College and the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business hold
their ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, will be the commencement speaker
for those ceremonies.
The School of Law Hooding Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. United States Sen. Kay
Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) will be the speaker.
Outstanding students, selected based on all-around achievement, will carry banners
representing their respective colleges.
The following students are banner bearers:
- Kaci Waller, an agricultural communications major from Ira, College of Agricultural
Sciences and Natural Resources
- Jordan Christopher Berta, an architecture major from Grand Prairie, College of Architecture
- Shannon Hope Kelly, a psychology and Spanish double major from Odessa, College of
Arts and Sciences
- Cayley Dawn Phillips, a multidisciplinary studies major from Amarillo, College of
- Stephanie Nicole Stark, a retail management major from Borger, College of Human Sciences
- Kate Amber Lepard, a broadcast journalism major from Muleshoe, College of Mass Communications
- Christina Renee Jones, a theatre arts major from Midland, College of Visual and Performing
- Dustin L. Drueckhammer, a chemical engineering major from Hico, Whitacre College of
- Jens Wiemker, a business economics/marketing major from Hamburg, Germany, Rawls College
- Oscar Solis, a personal financial planning doctoral candidate from Slaton, Graduate
- Sarah Adlis, an anthropology and history major from Seabrook, Eric Otto, a chemical
engineering major from Friendswood, and Kristen Allen, an international business major
from Tolar, Honors College
- Shannon Lorraine Marchese, a bachelor of general studies major from Flower Mound,
The highest ranking May graduates for each college include:
- College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources: Danielle McQuire, an agricultural
and applied economics major from Gardendale; and Caleb Crosswhite, an animal science
major from McKinney
- College of Arts and Sciences: Peyton David Cometti, a biochemistry major from Roswell,
N.M.; Ryan Edward Dornberger, an international economics major from Arlington; Tabitha
Lauree Floyd, a history major from Lubbock; Kimberly Fay Gordon, a Spanish major from
Lubbock; Catherine Gowing Granberry, an economics and mathematics double major from
Lubbock; Emily Caroline Headley, a history major from Lubbock; Samuel Mark Heinz,
a political science major from San Antonio; Meredith Elaine Jackson, a mathematics
major from Arlington; Jordan Leigh Jamerson, a biology major from Friona; Robert Ory
Johnson, a biology major from Silverton; Deepa Ajay Koshti, a biology major from League
City; Jeffrey Allen Lance, an English major from Lubbock; Stacey Carolyn Latimer,
a French major from Crosbyton; Cole Adam Morath, an exercise and sport sciences major
from Wichita Falls; Stephanie Rene Neatherlin, an economics major from Midland; Emmie
Cecille Thomas, a political science major from Hico; An Tran, a psychology major from
Arlington; and John Jared Wims, an English major from Idalou
- College of Education: Allison C. Clark, a multidisciplinary studies major from Lubbock;
Sara Elise Hutsell, a multidisciplinary studies major from Frisco; Yazmín Estrella
Lozano, a multidisciplinary studies major from Denver City; and Cayley Dawn Phillips,
a multidisciplinary studies major from Amarillo
- College of Human Sciences: Ashlee Joy Hudson, an early childhood major from Weatherford;
Jaclyn Denise Dickerson, an early childhood major from Lubbock; Kinsey Anne Utter,
an early childhood major from Mason; Stephanie Nicole Stark, a retail management major
from Borger; Sarah Lynne Stephens, human development and family studies major from
Lubbock; and Gwynna Edise Cude, an early childhood major from Lubbock
- College of Mass Communications: Kate Amber Lepard, a broadcast journalism major from
- College of Visual and Performing Arts: Christina Renee Jones, a theatre arts major
- Whitacre College of Engineering: Dustin L. Drueckhammer, a chemical engineering major
from Hico; Daniel W. Albus, an environmental engineering major from Whitharral; Howard
C. Dennis, a mechanical engineering major from Midland
- Rawls College of Business: Jens Wiemker, a business economics/marketing major from
Hamburg, Germany; Danielle D'Nae Blakely, an accounting major from Lubbock; Cameron
David Decker, an accounting major from Lubbock; Amy Elizabeth Stilwell, an accounting
major from Longview; Timothy John Prout, an energy commerce major from Kerrville;
Brad Andrew Barksdale, a general business major from Amarillo; Ashley Brooke Richardson,
a management major from Fort Worth; Yuibi Fujimoto, a management information systems
major from Kuki-Shi, Saitama, Japan; and Kristen Margaret Allen, an international
business major from Tolar
- University College: Brittany Embry, a bachelor of general studies major from Allen
For more about commencement, including information on maps, guest seating, college
receptions, parking and hotels, click here.