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2018 Fall Commencement Activities

December 10, 2018

Nearly 700 students are scheduled to graduate during Angelo State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.

Angelo State University Commencement GraphicGraduates 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, Norris-Vincent 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  

During ASU’s commencement, 268 master’s degrees and 425 bachelor’s degrees are scheduled to be presented. Graduate students will earn 25 master of arts, seven master of professional accountancy, 37 master of business administration, 134 master of education, 53 master of science, seven master of science in nursing, and five master of security studies degrees.

Undergraduates will receive 56 bachelor of arts, four bachelor of applied arts and sciences, one bachelor of border security, 85 bachelor of business administration, nine bachelor of fine arts, eight bachelor of intelligence, security studies and analysis, 20 bachelor of interdisciplinary studies, two bachelor of music, 194 bachelor of science, five bachelor of science in civil engineering, six bachelor of science in health science professions, 28 bachelor of science in nursing, and seven bachelor of science in security studies.

The commencement speaker will be ASU alum and San Angelo native Dr. Jack W. Nowlin, dean of the Texas Tech University School of Law. A 1991 ASU graduate, he oversees all operations and programs within the TTU School of Law and is also the W. Frank Newton Professor of Law. He joined TTU in 2017 after 17 years at the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was the Jessie D. Puckett Jr. Lecturer in Law, a professor of law and senior associate dean. He was twice named Law Professor of the Year and received the Ben A. Hardy Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding teaching, research and service. He has published more than 30 research articles, book chapters and book reviews, including placements in the Notre Dame Law Review, Princeton University Press and Illinois Law Review. He earned his juris doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994 and also holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in politics from Princeton University.

In conjunction with commencement, the ASU Nursing Department will conduct the annual Fall Pinning Ceremony for its graduates on Friday, Dec. 14, 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.

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