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TWU schedules winter commencement in Houston


HOUSTON — The fall 2006 semester at the Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center will draw to a close Sunday, Dec. 17, with commencement ceremonies scheduled for 2 p.m. in the Edwin Hornberger Conference Center, 2151 West Holcombe Blvd.

Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend. Approximately 200 degrees will be conferred during the Houston commencement. TWU’s Denton ceremonies, which include graduates from the Denton and Dallas campuses, will take place Saturday, Dec. 16. TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart will preside at each ceremony.

Dr. Therese Bevers, medical director of clinical cancer prevention for the M.D. Anderson Cancer Prevention Center, will deliver the commencement address for the Houston ceremony. Dr. Bevers, a graduate of TWU, also serves as chair of the university’s board of regents.

Dr. Bevers has led the M.D. Anderson Cancer Prevention Center since its inception in 1996 as the first comprehensive clinical cancer prevention service program in the country. She served as M.D. Anderson’s principal investigator for the nationwide Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (“STAR”), one of the largest breast cancer studies ever conducted. She recently was named national protocol chair for the upcoming Study to Evaluate Letrozole and Raloxifene, or “STELLAR.”

Dr. Bevers has been named among the Notable Women of Texas and is listed in “America’s Top Family Doctors.” She also was recognized in “Who’s Who in Healthcare and Medicine.”


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
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Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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