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UT Tyler to Hold Fall 2011 Commencement

December 15, 2011

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Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler will hold fall 2011 commencement ceremonies Dec. 16 and 17, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

Eight hundred twenty one degree candidates will be recognized in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The commencement schedule is:

  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences – 3 p.m. Dec. 16;
  • College of Arts and Sciences – 6 p.m. Dec. 16;
  • College of Business and Technology – 10 a.m. Dec. 17; and
  • Colleges of Education and Psychology and Engineering and Computer Science – 1 p.m. Dec. 17.

Commencement speakers and the ceremonies during which they will speak are:

  • Rep. Dan Branch (R-Dallas), House Higher Education Committee chair – Colleges of Business and Technology, Education and Psychology and Engineering and Computer Science
  • Brett Sheldon, Salvo Real Estate Solutions founder and president – Colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences and Arts and Sciences

President Mabry will give remarks. Dr. Donna Dickerson, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, will present and certify doctoral degree candidates.

Presentation and certification of master’s and baccalaureate degree candidates will be made by the deans of each of the university’s colleges: Dr. Martin Slann, 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.

Smith County sheriff J.B. Smith, 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 degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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 Last Published 12/16/11