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December 2003

Release Date: December 12, 2003

ASU Commencement Ceremonies Scheduled Dec. 20

More than 330 graduates are expected to receive their diplomas during Angelo State University's fall commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena.

Graduates receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of Business and Professional Studies and from the School of Education will participate in a 10 a.m. Saturday ceremony. Those receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of Liberal and Fine Arts and from the College of Sciences will be recognized in a 2 p.m. ceremony.

During ASU's commencement exercises, 47 graduate degrees and 291 undergraduate degrees are expected to be conferred upon students. Graduate students will receive six master of arts, five master of business administration, three master of education, four master of public administration, 11 master of physical therapy, one master of science in nursing and 17 master of science degrees.

Undergraduates will receive 62 bachelor of arts, 83 bachelor of business administration, six bachelor of fine arts, one bachelor of general studies, one bachelor of music, 126 bachelor of science and 12 bachelor of science in nursing degrees.

Prior to university commencement, ASU's Detachment 847 of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps will conduct its commissioning ceremony. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center on the ASU campus. Three graduating seniors will be commissioned as Air Force second lieutenants during the ceremony.

State Representative Scott Campbell, an alumnus of Angelo State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism, will deliver the university's fall commencement address at both ceremonies. A native of Sterling City and a lifetime West Texas resident, Campbell was elected last year to the Texas House from House District 72, which includes Coke, Mitchell, Scurry and Tom Green counties.

Campbell and his wife are co-owners of Ranch Publishing, which publishes the magazine Ranch & Rural Living. The magazine is distributed to more than 11,500 subscribers nationally. Campbell is also involved in the sale of ranch real estate and owns a family ranch near Paint Rock.