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August 2003

Release Date: August 13, 2003

ASU to Award Summer Degrees to 200

Over 200 students are expected to receive their diplomas when Angelo State University holds its summer commencement Saturday, Aug. 16, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena.

Dr. Larry Guerrero, assistant professor of kinesiology and outgoing ASU Faculty Senate president, will deliver the commencement address in ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Graduation activities will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, with the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps commissioning ceremony in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center of the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont on the ASU campus. Three ASU ROTC cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force.

Guest speaker at the commissioning will be retired Maj. Gen. W.N. Carroll of Washington, D.C. Also participating in the commissioning will be Brig. Gen. Toreaser A. Steele, vice commander, Army Air Force Exchange Service, in Dallas, and former commander at Goodfellow Air Force Base.

During the university ceremony on Saturday, three associate degrees, 165 bachelor's degrees and 44 master's degrees are expected to be presented. University officials will confer one bachelor of general studies, one bachelor of fine arts, two bachelor of science in nursing, 40 bachelor of business administration, 49 bachelor of arts and 72 bachelor of science degrees.

Three master of science in nursing, four master of science, five master of arts, five master of business administration and 27 master of education degrees will be conferred by the Graduate School in the ceremony.

Graduating students should report at 9:15 a.m. Saturday to the auxiliary gym in the Junell Center to line up for the processional. Faculty and the platform party should report at 9:30 a.m. to the same area.

Commencement speaker Guerrero joined the ASU faculty in the fall of 1997. In addition to serving as an assistant professor teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses, he has helped develop the Exercise Science Program in the Kinesiology Department. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

He holds a bachelor of science degree in health education and a master's degree in motor learning, both from Oklahoma City University, and a doctorate in exercise science from Oklahoma State University.