UT Tyler Office of Marketing and Communications
821 Candidates Recognized at UT Tyler Fall 2011 Commencement
December 19, 2011
Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)
The University of Texas at Tyler held fall 2011 commencement ceremonies Dec. 16 and 17, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.
Eight hundred twenty one degree candidates were recognized in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The commencement schedule was:
- 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 spoke were:
- 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 gave remarks. Dr. Donna Dickerson, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented and certified doctoral degree candidates.
Presentation and certification of master’s and baccalaureate degree candidates were 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, gave 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.