December 12, 2011
More than 2,380 students will graduate Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16 and 17) during four Texas Tech University ceremonies held at the United Spirit Arena.
At Friday’s ceremonies, Texas Tech alumnus and Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier will speak. Lanier was named one of the last decade’s most influential lawyers by The National Law Journal.
Edward E. Whitacre Jr. former chairman and CEO of General Motors and chairman emeritus of AT&T Inc., will serve as commencement speaker for Saturday’s ceremonies.
A ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences will take place at 3 p.m. Friday. The Graduate School ceremony follows at 7 p.m.
Commencement exercises for the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and the Colleges of Education, Architecture, Human Sciences and Visual and Performing Arts begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.
The Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Mass Communications, Honors College, University College and the Rawls College of Business hold their ceremony at 1:30 p.m.
The School of Law Hooding Ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Allen Theatre at the Student Union Building. Dean Emeritus Walt Huffman will speak.
Ceremonies can be viewed online at www.commencement.ttu.edu/livestream.
Outstanding students, selected based on all-around achievement, will carry banners representing their respective colleges.
The following students are banner bearers: Brent Cole Brown, an agricultural and applied economics major from Turkey, and Emily Marie Wolter, a food science major from Kingwood, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Jesse Nathaniel Bernard, an architecture major from Loveland, Colo., College of Architecture; Zhaunn Mikhail Sly, a chemistry major from Springfield, Mo., College of Arts and Sciences; Whitney Rebecca White, a multidisciplinary studies major from Lubbock, College of Education; Candace Renae Cofer, a restaurant, hotel and institutional management major from Amarillo, College of Human Sciences; Amy Marie Ashby, a public relations major from Lubbock, College of Mass Communications; Jordan Kyle Hussman, a music major with teacher certification from Aledo, College of Visual and Performing Arts; David Thayne Harrison, a mechanical engineering major from Amarillo, Whitacre College of Engineering; Sarah Brianna Seidel, a marketing and management major from Los Alamos, N.M., Rawls College of Business; Oscar Solis, a personal financial planning doctoral candidate from Slaton, Graduate School; Heather J. Gunn, a psychology major from San Antonio, Natalie Gowler, an early childhood education major from Lubbock, and Sierra Stull, an honors, arts and letters major from Lubbock, Honors College; Jacob Mansour Karam, a university studies major from Friendswood, University College.
The highest ranking December graduates for each college include:
For more about commencement, including information on maps, guest seating, college receptions, parking and hotels, visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/provost/commencement/.