December 14, 2010
About 1,980 students will graduate Friday and Saturday (Dec. 17 and 18) during four Texas Tech University ceremonies at the United Spirit Arena. Texas Tech alumna and NASA flight director Ginger Kerrick will serve as commencement speaker for these ceremonies.
Commencement exercises for the College of Arts and Sciences begin at 4 p.m. Friday. The Graduate School ceremony follows at 7 p.m.
The Colleges of Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Human Sciences, Architecture and the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, as well as students receiving university studies degrees will attend the exercises beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. A ceremony for the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Mass Communications, the Rawls College of Business, the Honors College and University College follows at 1:30 p.m.
The School of Law Hooding Ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Theatre in the Student Union Building.
Outstanding students, selected based on all-around achievement, will carry banners representing their respective colleges.
The following students are banner bearers: Linnsey Christine Sheldon, an accounting and agricultural and applied economics major from Dumas, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Peter Matthew Longoria, an architecture major from San Antonio, College of Architecture; Jessica Claire Smith, a psychology major from Lubbock, College of Arts and Sciences; Alisha Rhea Laseman, a multidisciplinary studies major from Henrietta, College of Education; Jessica Haleigh Allen, an early childhood development major from Lubbock, College of Human Sciences; Garrett James Saltzman, an advertising major from Albuquerque, N.M., College of Mass Communications; Nicole Kathleen Baxter, a music major from Wichita Falls, College of Visual and Performing Arts; Michael Robert Klausing, a mechanical engineering major from Plano, Whitacre College of Engineering; Derek Adam True, a marketing/management major from Dallas, Rawls College of Business; Heather L. Thomas, a history major from Lubbock, Whitney N. Neal, an architecture major from Brady, and John A. Hamilton, an honors arts and letters and Spanish double major from Fort Worth, Honors College; Tina Gaumond, a doctoral candidate in mathematics from Las Vegas, Graduate School; and Joncarlo Iyescas, a university studies major from Red Oak, and John Edward Thompson III, a general studies major from Dallas, University College.
The highest ranking December graduates for each college include:
Receptions for the colleges follow their respective ceremonies. Reception locations are:
For more about commencement, including information on maps, guest seating, parking and hotels, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement/