August 8, 2013
More than 1,250 students graduate in Texas Tech’s Summer Commencement Ceremonies.
More than 1,250 students graduate in Texas Tech University’s Summer Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday (Aug. 10) at the United Spirit Arena.
Commencement exercises for the Graduate School; Colleges of Agriculture, Architecture, Education, Media & Communication and Arts & Sciences; and Honors College begin at 9 a.m.
The Graduate School continues its ceremony at 1:30 p.m., along with the Wind Energy program, Rawls College of Business Administration, Whitacre College of Engineering; Colleges of Human Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts; and the Office of the Provost (B.A. University Studies and B.S. University Studies).
All ceremonies take place at the United Spirit Arena at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue.
M. Duane Nellis, the 16th president of Texas Tech University, will speak during Saturday’s ceremonies. Nellis, who began his tenure in June, comes to Texas Tech with a record of achievements in higher education.
As president of the University of Idaho, Nellis increased student enrollment, prioritized research and extended university programs. He has served at Big 12 peer institutions Kansas State University and the University of West Virginia and is recognized nationally and internationally for his research that utilizes satellite data and geographic information systems to analyze various dimensions of the earth’s land surface.
“I speak for the university administration, faculty and staff when I say that we are proud of this summer’s graduating students,” Nellis said. “I am confident that, as each member of the class of 2013 wraps up their time at Texas Tech, they will continue to pursue a love of learning and strive for honor as Red Raider alumni.”
Ceremonies can be viewed online at http://www.ttu.edu/livestream.
Outstanding students, selected based on all-around achievement, will carry banners representing their respective colleges.
The following students are banner bearers:
The highest ranking summer graduates for each college include:
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
College of Architecture
College of Arts and Sciences
Rawls College of Business
College of Education:
Whitacre College of Engineering
College of Human Sciences
College of Media & Communication
Office of the Provost (University Programs)
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of the Provost (Wind Energy)
Receptions for two colleges will be held immediately following the ceremonies. Receptions will be located as follows:
For more information about commencement, including information on maps, guest seating, college receptions, parking and hotels, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement.