After years of hard work, graduation day for some 1,000 Texas Tech students finally arrived. Graduates took the stage at the United Spirit Arena at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
The featured speaker at Saturday's ceremony was a 1997 Tech graduate who has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Pat Green learned to play guitar while at Texas Tech and played his first concert here in Lubbock. Green says he never expected to give a commencement speech at his alma mater.
"First of all, it was a tremendous honor. It scared me a lot. It was a great thing to do. It sure was fun. I had a great time," said Green.
Pat Green will perform in Lubbock on September 12th at the Canyon Amphitheater.