TWU Schedules Winter Commencement Dec.
TWU Schedules Winter Commencement Dec. 14 for Denton,
DENTON The fall 2002 semester at Texas Woman's
University will draw to a close as commencement ceremonies take
place Saturday, Dec. 14 in Denton and Sunday, Dec. 15 in Houston.
Students and family members who have tickets are invited to
attend. The Denton ceremonies, which include graduates from the
Denton and Dallas campuses, are scheduled at 9 a.m., noon and 3
p.m. in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell
TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will preside at each ceremony,
which includes an academic procession, conferring of degrees and
a commencement address.
Approximately 418 undergraduate and 268 graduate degrees will
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 Center, located at Bell Avenue and
Administration Drive. As a special treat for children, a holiday
activity room featuring games, videos and popcorn will be open in
the Student Center. The room will be open during receptions only.
- 9 a.m. Ceremony I for candidates from the College
of Arts and Sciences. Rosanne Keller, an artist and a TWU
Distinguished Alum, will deliver the commencement
address. A reception will follow from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Noon Ceremony II for candidates from the College
of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. State Rep.
Myra Crownover will be the commencement speaker for
ceremony II. A reception will follow from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- 3 p.m. Ceremony III for candidates from the School
of Occupational Therapy and the College of Professional
Education. Connie Reeves, a 101-year-old member of the
National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, will give the commencement
address. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Ms. Keller's art is on permanent display in churches,
educational institutions and private collections in the United
States, the United Kingdom and India. She currently is working on
a life-sized sculpture titled Dancer She Gave us
Wings in honor of Dr. Anne Schley Duggan, founder of TWU's
Modern Dance Group. The sculpture will be dedicated during the
university's Homecoming celebration in April 2003.
In addition to her work as an artist, Ms. Keller is a writer
and a world traveler. She has participated in marathons in
Alaska, New York City and the United Kingdom. In 1999, she walked
500 miles from the Spanish Pyrenees to Santiago on El Camino
De Comostela, the most famous of the medieval pilgrimages.
She currently is writing a book on pilgrimage.
Ms. Keller received her bachelor of science degree in speech
pathology from TWU in 1959. She was named a TWU Distinguished
Alum in 1999.
Rep. Crownover was elected to her first full term in the Texas
Legislature in November 2000 after filling the unexpired term of
her late husband, Ronny Crownover, a Denton veterinarian who was
diagnosed with leukemia shortly after being elected in 1998. She
represents District 64, which includes the cities of Denton,
Corinth, Lake Dallas, Highland Village, Flower Mound and
Lewisville. TWU is included in her district.
During the last legislative session, Rep. Crownover served on
the House Committee on pensions and Investments and the House
Committee on State Recreational Resources. Texas House Speaker
Pete Laney appointed her to the National Conference of State
Legislatures' Children, Families and Health Committee.
Rep. Crownover was one of only three freshman legislators
nationwide to be named a 2001 Freshman of the Year by
the National Republican Legislators Association. She also
received the Freedom and Family award and was named
one of the Texas Top Ten for her conservative voting
Ms. Reeves was born in 1901, the same year TWU was founded.
She earned her bachelor's degree in speech from TWU, then went to
law school at the University of Texas, where she was the only
woman in a class of 250. She had to drop out when her family's
finances were wiped out during the Great Depression. She became a
teacher and also gave horseback-riding lessons at Camp Waldemar,
a summer camp for girls in the Texas Hill Country.
Ms. Reeves has taught more than 30,000 girls during her
60-plus years at the camp, including the daughters and
granddaughters of her former students.
TWU honored Ms. Reeves with a Lifetime Achievement Award in
1996. She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in
1997, and she participated this summer in the opening of the
National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth. In 1998
she became the first woman to receive the Chester A. Reynolds
Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
The Houston ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.
15, in the Edwin Hornberger Conference Center of the Texas
Medical Center. Rob Mosbacher, president of Mosbacher Energy
Company, will be the commencement speaker.
For Further Information Contact:
Tel: (940) 898-3456