Texas Tech Commencement Schedule: Record Number of Students Graduate - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/9/08

Texas Tech Commencement Schedule: Record Number of Students Graduate

A record 3,170 students will receive diplomas during five ceremonies held May 9-10 at the United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave.

The students comprise Texas Tech's largest graduating class, prompting the College of Arts and Sciences to hold its own ceremony for the first time.

May 9 - 4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dale E. Klein, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Human Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts

May 9 - 7:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dale E. Klein, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

  • Graduate School

May 10 - 9:00 a.m.
Speaker: James A. Baker III, former Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Treasury & Secretary of State

  • Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
  • Business Administration
  • Mass Communications
  • Honors College

May 10 - 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: James A. Baker III, former Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Treasury & Secretary of State

  • Arts and Sciences

    Eighty-nine-year-old student Elleta Nolte will graduate with her granddaughter, Rebecca Nolte, in this ceremony. Elleta will receive a degree in general studies at the event while Rebecca will receive a degree in English.     

May 10 - 6:00 p.m.
Speaker: Brian Newby, Chief of staff to Governor Rick Perry

  • School of Law

Receptions for the colleges follow their respective ceremonies:

  • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources - Atrium of the Animal Science Building
  • Architecture - Architecture Gallery
  • Arts & Sciences - foyer area of room 104 in Holden Hall
  • Business Administration - Rotunda of the Business Administration Building;
  • Education - second floor foyer of the Education Building
  • Engineering - Engineering Center
  • Human Sciences - El Centro room of the Human Sciences Building
  • Mass Communications - Frazier Alumni Pavilion
  • Visual & Performing Arts - Hemmle Hall Foyer
  • School of Law - Merket Alumni Center

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