Texas Tech Hosts Summer Commencement Ceremonies

More than 1,400 students will graduate Saturday (Aug. 6) during two ceremonies.

More than 1,400 students will graduate Saturday (Aug. 6) during two Texas Tech ceremonies held at the United Spirit Arena.

Ceremonies can be viewed online at http://commencement.ttu.edu/livestream.

The Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Graduate School, Honors College, Mass Communications and Visual and Performing Arts will hold their ceremony at 9 a.m.

Commencement exercises for the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, the Rawls College of Business, the College of Human Sciences, Graduate School and University College begin at 1:30 p.m.

Dr. Bernard Mittemeyer, once the Surgeon General of the United States Army and former executive vice president and interim president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, is the speaker for both commencement ceremonies.

Honored students

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

The following students are banner bearers:

  • Katherine Sue Schlosser, an agricultural communications major from Plano, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Justin Kyle Meeks, an architecture major from El Paso, College of Architecture
  • Thomas Barton Whittle, an exercise and sport sciences major from Lubbock, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Elizabeth June Darnell, a multidisciplinary studies major from Amarillo, College of Education
  • Puja Ghanshyam Nakrani, a human development and family studies major from Austin, College of Human Sciences
  • Dinah Goodson, a public relations major from Glen Rose, College of Mass Communications
  • Heather Marie Darnell, a music major from Kingsville, College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Kyle Brent Grunwald, an electrical engineering and computer science major from Plano, Whitacre College of Engineering
  • Shannon Lee Harmon, an accounting major from Lubbock, Rawls College of Business
  • Jacek Jonca-Jasinski, an experimental psychology doctoral candidate from Wroclaw, Poland
  • Oscar J. Solis, a personal financial planning doctoral candidate from Slaton, Graduate School
  • Valerie A. Seymour, a communication studies major from Lubbock
  • Levi J. Schlegel, a university studies major from Tribune, Kan., Honors College
  • Andrea Danielle Stafford, a bachelor of university studies major from Austin, University College
  • Sarah Le Hien, an environment and the humanities major from Fort Worth, Honors College

The highest ranking August graduates for each college include:

  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources: Katherine Sue Schlosser, an agricultural communications major from Plano
  • College of Architecture: Justin Kyle Meeks, an architecture major from El Paso
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Julia Koch, a psychology major from Quedlinburg, Germany; and Garrett Paul Schaller, a political science major from Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • College of Education: Elizabeth June Darnell, a multidisciplinary studies major from Amarillo; Gaynelle Herrington Madel, a multidisciplinary studies major from Marble Falls; and Isabel Marie McLemore, a multidisciplinary studies major from Round Rock
  • College of Human Sciences: Puja Ghanshyam Nakrani, a human development and family studies major from Austin
  • College of Mass Communications: Dinah Goodson, a public relations major from Glen Rose
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts: Heather Marie Darnell, a music major from Kingsville
  • Whitacre College of Engineering: Kyle Brent Grunwald, an electrical engineering and computer science major from Plano
  • Honors College: Hien Sarah Le, an environment and the humanities major from Fort Worth; Derron Bernard Jackson, an honors arts and letters major from Frisco; Levi J. Schlegel, a university studies major from Tribune, Kan.; and Valerie A. Seymour, a communication studies major from Lubbock
  • Jerry S. Rawls College of Business: Jessica Erin Ward, a management information systems major from Lubbock
  • University College: Levi J. Schlegel, a university studies major from Tribune, Kan.

Receptions

For more about commencement, including information on maps, guest seating, college receptions, parking and hotels, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement/