Former Deputy Secretary for U.S. Department of Energy to Speak During August 2008 Commencement

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WHAT:           August Graduation

WHEN:           9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 9)

WHERE:         United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave. in Lubbock

EVENT:          Texas Tech alumnus Clay Sell, who serves as senior vice president for the

Hunt Oil Co., will speak at Texas Tech University's commencement ceremonies.

More than 1,253 undergraduate and graduate students will receive diplomas during the ceremony.

Sell served as the deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy and played a key role in enacting the Bush Administration's landmark energy legislation in 2005 and 2007.

The ceremony included students from the Colleges of Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Visual and Performing Arts, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Education, Human Sciences, Mass Communications, the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration and the Honors College.