Fall Commencement Ceremonies
December 11, 2017
More than 600 students are scheduled to graduate during Angelo State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.
Graduates of the College of Education, Archer College of Health and Human Services, and College of Graduate Studies and Research in those academic fields will walk the stage during a 10 a.m. ceremony. Graduates of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business, College of Science and Engineering, and College of Graduate Studies and Research in those academic fields 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.
During ASU’s commencement, 218 master’s degrees and 389 bachelor’s degrees are scheduled to be presented. Graduate students will earn 19 master of arts, one master of professional accountancy, one master of agriculture, 19 master of business administration, 119 master of education, 37 master of science, five master of science in nursing, and 17 master of security studies degrees.
Undergraduates will receive 64 bachelor of arts, one bachelor of applied arts and sciences, two bachelor of border security, 67 bachelor of business administration, nine bachelor of fine arts, four bachelor of science in health science professions, 16 bachelor of interdisciplinary studies, four bachelor of intelligence, security studies and analysis, three bachelor of music, 162 bachelor of science, 47 bachelor of science in nursing, nine bachelor of security studies, and two bachelor of social work degrees.
The commencement speaker will be Robert L. Duncan, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System (TTUS). As chancellor, he is the chief executive officer of TTUS, which includes four component institutions – Texas Tech University, TTU Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and TTU Health Sciences Center El Paso. Prior to joining TTUS, Duncan served in the Texas Legislature for more than two decades. He was elected to represent District 84 in the Texas House of Representatives in 1992, and then in 1996, he won a special election to the Texas Senate. He represented District 28 in the Texas Senate until resigning to become TTUS chancellor.
In conjunction with commencement, the ASU Nursing Department will conduct the annual Spring Pinning Ceremony for its graduates on Friday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. Pinning ceremonies became a U.S. tradition in the early 1800s to mark students’ completion of their education and entry into the profession. The ASU ceremony is open free to the public.