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The fall 2006 semester at Texas Woman’s University will
draw to a close Saturday, Dec. 16, with commencement ceremonies
scheduled for 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. on TWU’s Denton
Students and family
members who have tickets are invited to attend. The ceremonies,
which include graduates from the Denton and Dallas campuses,
will take place in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall,
located on Bell Avenue.
Ms. Melendy Lovett,
president of Texas Instruments’ Educational and Productivity
Solutions Business and senior vice president of Texas Instruments
Incorporated, will deliver the commencement address for the
morning ceremony. Mr. Stan Morton, CEO of Presbyterian Hospital
of Denton, will speak during the noon ceremony. Dr. Catherine
Dikes, assistant commissioner of the Outreach and Success
Division of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board,
will speak during the 3 p.m. ceremony.
commencement is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 17.
and President Dr. Ann Stuart will preside at each ceremony.
undergraduate and 610 graduate degrees will be awarded during
the Denton and Houston ceremonies.
Times for commencement
reflect candidate assignments based on specific schools and
colleges participating in the ceremonies listed below. Receptions
for each ceremony will follow on the second floor of the Student
Union, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and
• 9 a.m.
— Ceremony I for candidates of the College of Arts and
Sciences. A reception will follow from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Noon —
Ceremony II for candidates of the College of Health Sciences
and the College of Nursing. A reception will follow from 1:30
to 2:30 p.m.
• 3 p.m.
— Ceremony III for candidates of the College of Professional
Education. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ms. Lovett, the
first woman in Texas Instruments’ history to be named
business unit president, has worldwide responsibility for
TI’s leadership position in math and science technology
and professional development. She helped found and currently
leads the Women of Texas Instruments Fund, an initiative of
TI women who are working to improve math and science education
for girls in elementary through high school. Ms. Lovett was
inducted into the Women of Technology International Hall of
Fame in December 2005.
Mr. Morton has
been CEO of Presbyterian Hospital of Denton since March 2003.
He serves on the executive committee of the United Way of
Denton County Board of Directors and is chair of the 2006
United Way Campaign in Denton County. He also serves on the
Denton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Denton
Public Schools Foundation Board, the boards of Big Brothers
and Big Sisters of North Texas and Big Brothers and Big Sisters
of Denton, and is vice chair of the board for the People’s
Dr. Dikes was appointed
to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in August.
Among her duties within the Outreach and Success Division,
she is responsible for developing and implementing the division’s
strategic plan to help address the Texas Higher Education
Plan, “Closing the Gaps by 2015.” Dr. Dikes previously
served in the Fort Worth Independent School District as director
of grants and development. She earned one of her two master
of education degrees from TWU.
ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 in the
Edwin Hornberger Conference Center. Dr. Therese Bevers, medical
director of clinical cancer prevention for the M.D. Anderson
Cancer Prevention Center and chair of the TWU Board of Regents,
will present the commencement address.
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