Texas Tech Students Walk in Summer Commencement Ceremonies

More than 1,300 students graduate in Texas Tech University’s Summer Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday (Aug. 9) at the United Supermarkets Arena
LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) More than 1,300 students graduate in Texas Tech University’s Summer Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday (Aug. 9) at the United Supermarkets Arena at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue.

9:00 a.m. Ceremony:
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
  • College of Media & Communication
  • College of Education
  • College of Architecture
  • Honors College

1:30 p.m. Ceremony:
  • College of Human Sciences
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts
  • Rawls College of Business Administration
  • Whitacre College of Engineering
  • Wind Energy
  • University Programs

All students receiving graduate degrees will partake in their respective college’s ceremony.

Douglas Barnhart will speak at both ceremonies. Barnhart is chairman of the board of Barnhart-Reese Inc., managing partner of Makena Medical Buildings L.L.C., and chief executive officer of Makena Consulting, Inc.
 
Ceremonies can be viewed online at http://www.ttu.edu/livestream.

Honored students

Outstanding students, selected based on all-around achievement, will carry banners representing their respective colleges.
 
The following students are banner bearers:
 
Jodi Rowe, an animal science major from Butler, New Jersey, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources; Pedro Jorge Espinet, an architecture major from San Juan, Puerto Rico, College of Architecture; Nicole Beth Amos, a psychology major from San Antonio, College of Arts & Sciences; Stuart Joseph Blitz, a marketing major from San Antonio, Rawls College of Business; Donna Carol West, an early elementary education major from Kingsland, College of Education; Jessica Anne Stilwell, an electrical engineering major from Palestine, Whitacre College of Engineering; Maria Teresa Leos, a doctoral student in the College of Education from Lubbock and Troy Matthew Lescher, a doctoral student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts from Bloomington, Illinios, Graduate School; Shelby Thibodeaux, an environment and humanities major from Houston and Benjamin Rahman, a finance major from Lubbock, Honors College; Nicholas Hayes, a community, family and addictions services major from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, College of Human Sciences; Stan-lee Cole Heath, a media strategies major from Lubbock, College of Media & Communication; David Cannon Vaughn, a University Studies major from Spur, Office of the Provost; and Amy Tisdale, a theatre arts major from Sundown, College of Visual & Performing Arts.

The highest ranking summer graduates for each college include:
  • College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources: Jodi Rowe, an animal science major from Butler, New Jersey
  • College of Architecture: Pedro Jorge Espinet, an architecture major from San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • College of Arts & Sciences: Nicole Beth Amos, a psychology major from San Antonio and Brenda Bourque Garza, a general studies major from Helotes
  • Rawls College of Business: Torgen Shane Martinson, a management major from Austin
  • College of Education: Donna Carol West, an early elementary education major from Kingsland
  • Whitacre College of Engineering: Jacob Ryan Hempel, a mechanical engineering major from Adkins
  • Honors College: Shelby Thibodeaux, an environment and humanities major from Houston
  • College of Human Sciences: Nicholas Hayes, a community, family and addictions services major from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Alaina Eubank, a human sciences major from Lubbock
  • College of Media & Communication: Stan-lee Cole Heath, a media strategies major from Lubbock
  • Office of the Provost (University Programs): Jodie Mia Haskell, a university studies major from Robinson
  • College of Visual & Performing Arts: Amy Tisdale, theatre arts major from Sundown Office of the Provost (Wind Energy): Vicente Luis Salinas, a wind energy studies major from Tahoka
(Press release by Texas Tech University)
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