Texas Tech University

Students to Participate in Fall 2019 Commencement

Anna Hedges

December 11, 2019

Schedule, top graduates and banner bearers are announced.

Texas Tech University will host fall commencement ceremonies Friday (Dec. 13) and Saturday (Dec. 14) at the United Supermarkets Arena, located at 1701 Indiana Ave. A total of 2,642 undergraduate and graduate students will walk the stage.

Ceremonies can be viewed online via livestream.

On Friday, the 2:30 p.m. ceremony features the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Education and J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts (TCVPA).

The ceremony at 7:30 p.m. features the Graduate School.

On Saturday, the 9 a.m. ceremony features the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, the Honors College, the College of Human Sciences, University Programs and Wind Energy.

The ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Saturday features the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business, the College of Media & Communication, the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, (CASNR) and the College of Architecture.

Chris Snead and Tom Stone will serve as the speakers for the commencement ceremonies.

About Chris Snead and Tom Stone

Chris Snead, vice president of operations and engagement for the Texas Tech Alumni Association, will serve as the speaker for the Friday ceremonies. Tom Stone, the head coach of Texas Tech's women's soccer team, will serve as the speaker for the Saturday ceremonies.

Banner Bearers

Outstanding students, chosen based on their all-around achievement, will carry banners representing their colleges. The banner bearers are:

Honor Students           

The highest-ranking spring graduates for each college/program are:

  • CASNR: Hannah Leigh Decker, plant and soil science; Sheri Anne Halsted, animal science; Alyssa Paige Soles, agricultural communications; Emily Noelle Wade, agricultural communications; Cole Thomas Perkins, food science
  • College of Architecture: Amir Sam Halabi, architecture
  • College of Arts & Sciences: Juan Franciscio Alvarez, geography; Abigayle Elizabeth Chase, kinesiology; Matthias Andrew Contreras, kinesiology; Robin Marie Elliot, psychology; Andrew Don Fields, English; Sarah Elizabeth Hirsch, psychology; Ayla Lucille Lopez, kinesiology; Ash Malhotra, global studies; Jennifer Anna-Marie Martin, general studies; Alyssa Victoria Patterson, biology; Yana Romo, languages and cultures and spanish; Kelsie Lee Tackitt, kinesiology; Haven Day Middleton Walker, mathematics; Michael Austin Willis, kinesiology
  • Rawls College: Isabelle Simone Geoffrion, information technology; Karlee Arlene Roach, accounting
  • College of Education: Erica D. Mayo, multidisciplinary studies
  • College of Engineering: Saugat Adhikari, computer science; Karch A. Bickham, civil engineering; Vincent David Dela Cruz, mechanical engineering; Hemra Esenyyazov, mechanical engineering; Hannah M. Estes, computer science;  Eric M. Fortier, mechanical engineering; Jean-Christian A. Guiton, civil engineering; Marti Elizabeth Hands, electrical engineering; Gavin D. House, computer science; Khang Huynh, mechanical engineering; Jessica Padron, civil engineering; Osvaldo Reyna, mechanical engineering; Jorge Vasquez, civil engineering
  • College of Human Sciences: Carsyn Dee Allen, human development and family studies; Emilee Rebekah Boyer, personal financial planning; Kurt Michael Callegari, restaurant, hotel and institutional management; Henley LaMar Davis, nutritional sciences and dietetics; Trista Ann Dearing, human sciences; Crystal LeAnn Gomez, community, family and addiction sciences; Joshua Eli Harvill, nutrition
  • College of Media & Communication: Nicole Noelle Rochelle, public relations
  • University Programs: Sarah Elizabeth Dishongh, university studies; Alexia Sawyer, university studies; Amber Nicole Wallace, university studies
  • TCVPA: Ann Sikes, art
  • Wind Energy: Seth Joey Lozano, wind energy

Reception Information

(Immediately following respective ceremonies)

  • CASNR: Animal and Food Sciences Building, room 101
  • College of Architecture: first floor, Architecture Gallery
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Holden Hall, room 104, foyer
  • Rawls College: first floor, McCoy Atrium
  • College of Education: first floor staircase
  • College of Engineering: Livermore Center, Room 101
  • College of Human Sciences: Human Sciences Building, first floor, El Centro
  • College of Media & Communication: Red Raider Ballroom, Student Union Building (SUB)
  • TCVPA: Theatre Arts Foyer
  • University Studies, Wind Energy: Matador Room, SUB

Additional Information

For more information about commencement, including maps and parking, visit the commencement web page.

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