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August 2001

Release Date: August 8, 2001

250 Degrees to be Awarded during ASU's Summer Commencement

More than 220 students will receive degrees during Angelo State University's summer commencement exercises at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in San Angelo Coliseum.

During the ceremony 208 undergraduate degrees and 42 graduate degrees will be conferred upon students at the conclusion of the summer session. Graduate students will receive three master of arts, four master of business administration, 24 master of education, one master of public administration, eight master of science and two master of science in nursing degrees.

Undergraduates will receive 65 bachelor of arts, 53 bachelor of business administration, one bachelor of general studies, 88 bachelor of science and one bachelor of science in nursing degrees.

Prior to the university commencement, ASU's Detachment 847 of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps will conduct its commissioning ceremony. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Goodfellow Club at Goodfellow Air Force Base. Amanda Lyn Kitchen will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Air Force during the ceremony.

Dr. June H. Smith, Angelo State University's outgoing Faculty Senate president, will deliver the university's summer commencement address Friday evening. Smith, an associate professor of communication, will continue the long-standing ASU tradition for the outgoing Faculty Senate president to address the summer graduates.

Smith joined the ASU faculty in 1990. She has been teaching in higher education since 1980. She is presently vice president of the Texas Speech Communication Association and will become president of that association in October. The association presented her its Educator of the Year Award in 1997 and its Outstanding Service Award in 1998.

Earlier this year, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill published Smith's textbook, Communication Applications. The textbook has been accepted by the Texas Education Agency as one of the four approved textbooks for the required high school speech course in Texas.