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TWU schedules winter commencement


DENTON — U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions will address Texas Woman’s University graduates during the noon commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 17 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, are scheduled at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue.

Mr. Ken Ingram, senior vice president for government and educational services with Wells Fargo Bank and a member of the TWU Board of Regents, will deliver the commencement address during the morning ceremony. Dr. Lottye Brodsky, president of Lottye Brodsky and Associates in Dallas and a member of the TWU Foundation board of directors, is the speaker for the 3 p.m. ceremony.

TWU’s Houston ceremony is scheduled Sunday, Dec. 18.

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

Approximately 515 undergraduate and 623 graduate degrees will be awarded during the Denton and Houston commencement 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 at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.

  • 9 a.m. — Ceremony I for candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences. 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. A reception will follow from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. — Ceremony III for candidates from the College of Professional Education. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Congressman Sessions began his tenure in the U.S House of Representatives in 1996, and was elected to his fifth term in 2004 by the people of the 32nd Congressional District. He serves as a member of both the House Committee on Rules and the House Committee on the Budget, and also chairs the Results Caucus. He consistently has been rated one of the most conservative members of Congress by national, non-partisan publications and organizations.

Mr. Ingram is the senior manager for all public fund activity in the Dallas-Fort Worth market for Wells Fargo. In addition to serving on the TWU Board of Regents, Mr. Ingram is a member of the boards of Denton County Mental Health and Mental Retardation and the Denton Rotary Club. He also works closely with the Denton State School, Denton Chamber of Commerce, the President’s Council of the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University.

Dr. Brodsky has been president of Lottye Brodsky and Associates since 1992. The company provides interim administrative and management services to social service agencies in the Dallas area. She earned her master of education degree in special education at TWU, and currently serves on the board of the TWU Foundation. She also has been a board member of several not-for-profit agencies, including the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the Visiting Nurse Association of Texas and the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Houston ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 in the Edwin Hornberger Conference Center. State Rep. Martha Wong will deliver 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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