NewsChannel 11 has learned that former presidential candidate John McCain will be the commencement speaker for the Texas Tech Graduate School. It will be held Friday, December 12th at 4 p.m. at the United Spirit Arena.
Historically, the Graduate School commencement has been free and open to the general public and a Texas Tech spokesperson says at this time there's no reason to believe this one will be any different.
McCain was in Lubbock earlier this year to campaign as the Republican candidate for President. He also sent an open letter in May of this year to honor Texas Tech for its Vietnam Center and Archive.