UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications
UT Tyler to Hold Fall 2010 Commencement
December 15, 2010
Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
The University of Texas at Tyler will hold fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 17 and 18, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.
Seven hundred fifty one degree candidates will be recognized in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center during ceremonies scheduled Dec. 17and 18.
The commencement schedule is:
•College of Nursing and Health Sciences – 3 p.m. Dec. 17;
•College of Arts and Sciences – 6 p.m. Dec. 17;
•College of Business and Technology – 10 a.m. Dec. 18; and
•Colleges of Education and Psychology and Engineering and Computer Science – 1 p.m. Dec. 18.
Commencement speakers and the ceremonies during which they will speak are:
•Dr. Keith McCoy, UT Tyler professor of health and kinesiology – Colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences and Arts and Sciences.
An original member of the university faculty at Tyler State College and chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education, McCoy serves as director of the Center for Ethics. He has served on numerous committees including faculty senate president and chair. His awards include the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the Texas Heart Association and the Brick Street Award from Heart of Tyler. McCoy holds an Ed.D. from the University of Wyoming.
•Paul L. Gleiser, Gleiser Communications, LLC president and CEO – Colleges of Business and Technology, Education and Psychology and Engineering and Computer Science.
Serving as president and CEO since 1991, Gleiser has served in various radio and managerial broadcast positions. He served as director and past president of the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas. He also previously served on the UT Health Science Center at Tyler Research Council executive committee, among other civic duties. Gleiser holds a degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University.
President Mabry will give remarks and certify the degree candidates at each ceremony.
Presentation of degree candidates will be made by the deans of each of the university’s colleges: Dr. Kenneth Wink, Arts and Sciences; Dr. Harold Doty, Business and Technology; Dr. William Geiger, Education and Psychology; Dr. James Nelson, Engineering and Computer Science; and Dr. Linda Klotz, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Chief Justice James T. Worthen, UT Tyler alumni representative, will give alumni association presentations.
One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
Fall 2010 Degree Candidates List: