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TWU to conduct spring commencement on May 12


DENTON — The spring 2007 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close Saturday, May 12, 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. Kathleen Mason, president and CEO of Tuesday Morning Corp. will deliver the commencement address for the morning ceremony. Dr. Rosemary Luquire, a TWU graduate and senior vice president and corporate chief nursing officer of the Baylor Health Care System, will speak during the noon ceremony. Dr. Liliana Valadez, assistant superintendent for college readiness for the Dallas Independent School District, will address graduates during the 3 p.m. ceremony.

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

Approximately 717 undergraduate and 496 graduate degrees will be awarded during the 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 and the School of the Arts. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Ms. Mason is a retail executive with more than 25 years of successful merchandising, marketing and management experience in department, chain and specialty stores. She currently is president and CEO of Tuesday Morning Corporation, North America’s largest operator of discount and closeout home furnishings and gift stores. She also serves on the board of directors of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce; Genesco Incorporated, manufacturer of Johnson and Murphy and Dockers shoes; The Men’s Wearhouse; and Office Depot.

Dr. Luquire joined the Baylor Health Care System in January of this year. She previously served as senior vice president, chief nursing officer and chief quality officer of St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston. Dr. Luquire, who earned her Ph.D. from TWU, is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing; a commissioner for the Magnet Commission in Washington, D.C.; and a member of the American Nurses Association, American Assocition of Critical-Care Nurses and the national and local chapters of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Valadez, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from TWU, is a third-generation Texas educator. She has served districts in the lower Rio Grande Valley, and has been a teacher, an assistant principal, and has served in various capacities at the central administration level in the Dallas Independent School District. She has worked with the Teach for America program and has served as an adjunct professor at the junior college and university levels. At the state level, Dr. Valadez serves as co-chair of the P-16 Council’s Student Academic Preparation and Readiness Committee.


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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