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August 2003

Release Date: August 13, 2003

Guerrero to Deliver ASU Summer Commencement Address

Dr. Larry Guerrero, Angelo State University's outgoing Faculty Senate president, will deliver the university's summer commencement address Saturday, Aug. 16, when more than 200 students receive their diplomas from ASU.

The commencement ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena. Guerrer, an assistant professor in the Kinesiology Department, will continue the long-standing ASU tradition for the concluding school-year's Faculty Senate president to address the summer graduates.

Three associate degrees, 165 bachelor's degrees and 44 master's degrees are expected to be presented during the ceremony.

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 is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

He served in various capacities in the Faculty Senate before assuming the presidency last year. He has worked on numerous university and departmental committees and currently serves as the faculty sponsor for the Association of Mexican American Students at ASU.

A native of San Angelo, Guerrero attended Central High School where he played football and baseball. Upon graduation in 1985, he attended Oklahoma State University (OSU) on a baseball scholarship. He played four years of collegiate baseball and earned all-region team and all-academic conference honors as a player.

Guerrero graduated from Oklahoma City University (OCU) in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in health education. He graduated from OCU in 1993 with a master's degree in motor learning and a doctorate in exercise science from OSU in 1997.|

His collegiate baseball coaching experience included head coach of the Harrisonburg Turks of the Shenandoah Valley League in Harrisonburg, Va. He also has held assistant coaching positions at OSU, OCU and Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz. He currently conducts baseball camps and private hitting lessons for local baseball players.

His hobbies include running and boating. He is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.