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TWU schedules winter commencement


DENTON — 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 campus.

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.

TWU’s Houston commencement is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 17.

TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart will preside at each ceremony.

Approximately 571 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 Administration Drive.

• 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 Clinic.

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.

TWU’s Houston 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.


For Further Information Contact:

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

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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