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2021 Spring Commencement Activities and Details Announced

May 11, 2021

  • ASU’s first mechanical engineering graduates: Back (L-R) Alan Backlund, Lindsay Barnes, Joseph Gomez and Dr. Shafin Haque (faculty advisor); Front (L-R) Ryan Ramoneda, Stephen Stipanovic and Jack Carrico (Photo by Victoria Watson)

The members of Angelo State University’s largest-ever graduating class of over 1,100 students are scheduled to walk the stage during five spring commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.

On Friday, May 14:

On Saturday, May 15:

The ceremony for the College of Science and Engineering at 1 p.m. on Saturday will also feature the first six graduates of ASU’s Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program that began in the fall of 2019. They are Alan Backlund, Lindsay Barnes, John “Jack” Carrico, Joseph Gomez, Ryan Ramoneda and Stephen Stipanovic, all of San Angelo.

All seating for the ceremonies will be reserved, and each graduate will have access to four tickets for family and friends to attend their respective ceremony. Only those ticket holders will be allowed to attend. The ceremonies may also be viewed live on the ASU website at angelo.edu/commencement.

During ASU’s commencement, 25 doctoral degrees, 336 master’s degrees and 757 bachelor’s degrees are scheduled to be presented. Graduate students will earn 25 Doctor of Physical Therapy, 19 Master of Arts, 15 Master of Professional Accountancy, one Master of Agriculture, 62 Master of Business Administration, 63 Master of Education, 113 Master of Science, 16 Master of Science in Nursing, 15 Master of Security Studies and 32 Master of Social Work degrees.

Undergraduates will receive 110 Bachelor of Arts, two Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences, 132 Bachelor of Business Administration, nine Bachelor of Fine Arts, 12 Bachelor of Intelligence and Analysis, 46 Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies, five Bachelor of Music, 284 Bachelor of Science, seven Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 26 Bachelor of Science in Health Science Professions, six Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 36 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 18 Bachelor of Security Studies, and 64 Bachelor of Social Work degrees.

The commencement ceremonies will highlight three days of graduation-related events for ASU. On Thursday, May 13, the Social Work Department will conduct the annual Pinning Ceremony for its graduates starting at 3 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

Then at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Nursing Department will conduct the annual Pinning Ceremony for its graduates in the Houston Harte University Center. Pinning ceremonies became a U.S. tradition in the early 1800s to mark students’ completion of their education and entry into the profession.

On Friday, May 14, ASU’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will conduct its Spring Commissioning Ceremony for seven graduating cadets at 9 a.m. in the LeGrand Alumni and Visitors Center, 1620 University Ave. The cadets will receive their appointments as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force.

Then at 3 p.m. on Friday, the Physical Therapy Department will conduct its annual Awards Banquet at the Stephens Central Library, 33 W. Beauregard Ave. downtown. Various student awards, including those for Academic Excellence, Research Excellence and Clinical Excellence, will be distributed, as well as faculty awards and the inaugural Community Volunteer Award.

Then at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, the David L. Hirschfeld Department of Engineering will host a Graduation Celebration for its graduating seniors in Room 100 of the Mathematics-Computer Science Building, 2200 Dena Drive.