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Fall Graduation Activities

December 07, 2015

More than 500 students are scheduled to graduate during Angelo State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 12, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.

Graduates of the College of Education and Archer College of Health and Human Services will walk the stage during a 10 a.m. ceremony. Graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business will walk the stage in a 2 p.m. ceremony. All of ASU’s commencement activities are open free to the public, and the two ceremonies may also be viewed live on the ASU website at www.angelo.edu/commencement/fall2015.php. 

During ASU’s commencement, 131 master’s degrees and 372 bachelor’s degrees are scheduled to be presented. Graduate students will earn 14 master of arts, five master of professional accountancy, five master of business administration, 65 master of education, 24 master of science, one master of science in nursing, and 17 master of security studies degrees. 

Undergraduates will receive 62 bachelor of arts, 65 bachelor of business administration, two bachelor of border security, 10 bachelor of fine arts, one bachelor of intelligence, security studies and analysis, 20 bachelor of interdisciplinary studies, three bachelor of music, 150 bachelor of science, 49 bachelor of science in nursing, and 10 bachelor of security studies degrees. 

Rear Adm. Eric Coy YoungRear Adm. Eric Coy YoungThe commencement speaker will be U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Eric Coy Young. A 1984 ASU graduate, Young is commander of the U.S. Navy Reserve Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. He has also served multiple sea and shore assignments, including sea tours on guided missile frigates and stints as commander of Destroyer Squadron I, deputy director of Training Transformation and Technology in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and deputy director of Navy Reserve.  

The commencement ceremonies will highlight two days of graduation-related events on the ASU campus. On Friday, Dec. 11, the ASU Nursing Department will conduct its annual pinning ceremony in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. Pinning ceremonies became a U.S. tradition in the early 1800s to mark nursing students’ completion of their education and entry into the profession. 

On Saturday, ASU’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will conduct its fall Commissioning Ceremony at 10 a.m. in Room 100 of the Mathematics-Computer Science Building, 2200 Dena Drive. Cadet Col. Jacob Spiller of Hamilton, who was named the 2015 Cadet of the Year for the Southwest Region, will receive his commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.