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August 2002

Release Date: August 07, 2002

ASU to Grant 230 Diplomas at Summer Commencement Friday

Years of study and hard work will come to an end Friday, Aug. 9, for 230 students who are scheduled to receive their diplomas during Angelo State University's summer commencement ceremony.

The commencement ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena. Cathy Darr, a professional specialist in the Nursing Department and outgoing Faculty Senate President, will deliver the commencement address.

Graduating students are requested to report at 6:15 p.m. to prepare for the processional. The ceremony will mark the first summer commencement in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena at 2235 S. Jackson St.

During the graduate exercises, 42 graduate degrees and 188 undergraduate degrees will be conferred. Graduate students will receive 10 master of arts, two master of business administration, 20 master of education, one master of public administration and seven master of science and two master of science in nursing degrees.

Undergraduates will receive 47 bachelor of arts, 69 bachelor of business administration and 71 bachelor of science degrees plus one associate of applied science in nursing degree.

Prior to commencement ASU's Detachment 847 of the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps will conduct its commissioning ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont on the ASU campus. Seven cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants during the ceremony.

Commencement speaker Darr has been a registered nurse since 1978. She joined the ASU faculty in 1996 and holds both her bachelor of science in nursing and her master of science in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She also graduated from Pinellis County School of Practical Nursing in St. Petersburg, Fla.

She served with the Army nurse corps for 18 years in Germany, California and Texas. During her military career she received numerous achievement, commendation and meritorious service medals. She is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Darr continues a long-standing ASU tradition in which the outgoing Faculty Senate president presents the summer commencement address.

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