Happenings: Texas State Commencement

Graduation ceremonies
to take place Friday, Saturday

By Mary Kincy

A Texas State graduation candidate's mortarboard.

A onetime Bobcat decorated her mortar board with the year of her graduation.

More than the fall 2011 semester is drawing to a close for a select group of Texas State students participating in commencement exercises this weekend.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Texas State will host the first of four commencement ceremonies in Strahan Coliseum for the colleges of Education and Health Professions. At 2 p.m., the College of Liberal Arts and University College will participate in exercises, followed by the colleges of Fine Arts and Communication and Applied Arts at 6 p.m. A final ceremony, at 10 a.m. Saturday, is for students in the McCoy College of Business Administration and the College of Science and Engineering.

Adm. B.R. Inman, a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas who is retired from the U.S. Navy, will be the keynote speaker at the 2 p.m. ceremony, while Texas State President Denise Trauth will offer the address at the other ceremonies.

Some 2,800 Bobcats are candidates for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees this fall.

Texas State graduation candidates

Participants in previous Texas State commencement exercises smile for the camera.

Candidates for graduation who plan to participate in commencement exercises can find information about check in, academic regalia, recommended attire and more here. Friends or family who cannot attend the ceremonies can listen live via online streaming by pointing their Web browsers here or via the Texas State app for the iPhone.

To see photos from previous commencement ceremonies at Texas State, go here.

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