Students Honored During August 2007 Commencement
August 10, 2007
Geoff Wayne to speak at event.
Texas Tech Alumnus Geoff Wayne, who serves as executive vice president and director
of corporate development for Behavioral Health Group, will speak at Texas Tech University’s
commencement ceremonies Saturday (Aug. 11).
More than 1,262 undergraduate and graduate students will receive diplomas during the
9 a.m. ceremony at the United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave. in Lubbock.
The ceremony will include students from the Colleges of Architecture, Arts & Sciences,
Engineering, Honors and Visual and Performing Arts, Agricultural Sciences and Natural
Resources, Education, Human Sciences, Mass Communications and the Jerry S. Rawls College
of Business Administration.
Receptions for the colleges will followed their respective ceremonies. Reception locations
are: College of Architecture in the Architecture Gallery and College of Arts and Sciences
in the foyer area of room 104 in Holden Hall.
The College of Education held its induction ceremony at 4 p.m. Aug. 10 in the City
Bank Room of the United Spirit Arena.
Outstanding students will carry banners representing their respective colleges. Administrators
select the banner bearers based on all-around achievement.
The banner bearers will be: Kerry Marshall King, and agricultural and applied economics
major from Ralls, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Amanda Ann
Penner, an architecture major from Sugar Land, College of Architecture; Bryan D. Wilson,
an economics major from Justin, College of Arts and Sciences; Emily Beaver, an accounting
major from Denton, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business; Andrea Lauren Whetsel, a multidisciplinary
studies major from Prosper, College of Education; Christopher Lee Obel, an electrical
engineering major from Lubbock, College of Engineering; Heather Woods, a public relations
major from Corpus Christi, Honors College; Virginia Renee Spiller, a retailing major
from San Antonio, College of Human Sciences; Sharisse Lynn Hubbard, a journalism/Spanish
dual major from Sachse, College of Mass Communications; and Sarah Marie Mondle, a
dance major from Casper, Wyo., College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Danny Terrell Carmichael of Wellman will carry the banner for the Graduate School.
Also recognized during commencement exercises were bachelor’s degree candidates with
the highest grade-point-averages in their respective colleges.
Highest ranking August graduates for each college are:
College of Arts and Sciences: Sharisse Lynn Hubbard, a journalism/Spanish dual major
Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration: Emily K. Beaver, an accounting
major from Denton; and Grant S. Haag, a management honors major from Flower Mound.
College of Engineering: Christopher Lee Obel, an electrical engineering major from
College of Human Sciences: Virginia Renee Spiller, a retailing major from San Antonio,
College of Human Sciences;
College of Mass Communications: Caitlin Anne Holland, a public relations major from
Early; and Sharisse Lynn Hubbard, a journalism/Spanish dual major from Sachse.
College of Visual and Performing Arts: Andrew James Ross, a music performance major