Release Date: May 11, 2010
ASU Spring Graduates to Receive Diplomas in May 15 Ceremonies
More than 575 students are scheduled to receive diplomas during Angelo State University’s spring graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.
Graduates of the College of Business and the College of Education will receive their diplomas during a 10 a.m. ceremony. Graduates of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, College of Sciences and College of Nursing and Allied Health will receive their diplomas in a 2 p.m. ceremony. All of ASU’s commencement activities are open free to the public.
During ASU’s commencement, 59 master’s degrees, 415 bachelor’s degrees and 103 associate’s degrees are scheduled to be presented. Graduate students will earn one master of public administration, 10 master of arts, one master of science in nursing, 15 master of education, eight master of business administration, five master of accountancy and 19 master of science degrees.
Undergraduates will receive 94 bachelor of arts, 80 bachelor of business administration, 11 bachelor of fine arts, 11 bachelor of interdisciplinary studies, two bachelor of music, 188 bachelor of science, 29 bachelor of science in nursing and 103 associate of applied science in nursing degrees.
Additionally, 115 students who are scheduled to complete their degree requirements in August will participate in the spring commencement ceremonies.
The spring commencement speaker will be U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer of Lubbock. The congressman’s address will continue the university’s practice of inviting elected representatives from home districts of ASU students. Approximately 2,000 students from Neugebauer’s district attend ASU.
The commencement exercises will conclude two days of graduation-related events on the ASU campus. At 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 14, ASU’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will conduct its spring Commissioning Ceremony for four graduating cadets in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center inside the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. Each cadet will receive an appointment as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
Also on Friday, the Department of Nursing will conduct its annual Pinning Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena. Pinning ceremonies became a U.S. tradition in the early 1800s to mark students’ completion of nursing education and entry into the profession.