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DENTON — Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board Chairman Jerry Farrington will
address Texas Woman’s University graduates during the noon
commencement ceremony Saturday, May 8 on TWU’s Denton campus.
Students and family members
who have tickets are invited to attend. The ceremonies, which include
graduates from the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses, are scheduled
at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall,
located on Bell Avenue.
TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann
Stuart will preside at each ceremony, which includes an academic
procession, conferring of degrees and a commencement address.
Approximately 657 undergraduate
and 545 graduate degrees will be awarded.
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, an activity room featuring games, videos and popcorn
will be open in room 207 of 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. Dr. James
Rimmer, project director of the Center on Health Promotion Research
for Persons with Disabilities and director of the National Center
on Physical Activity and Disability, 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. A reception will follow from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- 3 p.m. — Ceremony
III for candidates from the School of Management and the College
of Professional Education. Dr. Kaye Stripling, superintendent
of the Houston Independent School District, will be the commencement
a nationally recognized leader in health promotion research for
persons with disabilities, graduated from TWU in 1982 with a doctorate
in kinesiology with a specialization in adapted physical activity/exercise
physiology. He currently is a professor in the Department of Disability
and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Rimmer also is project
director for the Center on Health Promotion Research for Persons
with Disabilities, a federally funded program that is examining
the effects of exercise and health promotion on persons with stroke,
diabetes, arthritis, spinal cord injury, and Down syndrome. He directs
two other federally funded centers: the National Center on Physical
Activity and Disability and the Rehabilitation Engineering Research
Center on Recreational Technology and Exercise Physiology.
He was named a TWU Distinguished
Alum in 2003.
is chairman emeritus of TXU (Texas Utilities Co.), retiring in February
after serving 25 years on the company’s board. He previously
served as chairman of the board, chairman and chief executive and
president of Texas Utilities Co.
Gov. Rick Perry in 2001
appointed Farrington to serve a six-year term on the Texas Higher
Education Coordinating Board, and in 2003 appointed him chairman.
Also in 2003, the governor appointed Farrington to serve on the
Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education.
Farrington holds both
a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in business administration
and an honorary doctor of public service degree from the University
of North Texas. He has chaired the boards of numerous professional
and industry associations and civic organizations, and was a 2003
recipient of the Charles Cameron Sprague Community Service Award
presented by the Southwestern Medical Foundation.
was named superintendent of schools of the Houston Independent School
District in 2001, succeeding Dr. Rod Paige, who assumed the position
of United States Secretary of Education.
Dr. Stripling began service
with the Houston school district as a teacher in 1964. She earned
her bachelor of science degree at TWU in 1962, then earned a master’s
and doctorate in education at the University of Houston. She was
named a TWU Distinguished Alumna in 2002 and a University of Houston
Distinguished Alumni the following year.
Dr. Stripling is recognized
as an advocate for teachers and children. She has been named a Champion
for Children by Initiatives for Children Inc. and a Distinguished
Education Leader by the State of Texas. In 2001 she established
the Kaye Stripling Scholarship Fund, a private scholarship program
unaffiliated with the Houston school district. The mission of the
fund is to help HISD graduates achieve their goal of becoming elementary
or secondary school teachers. The fund provides two $10,000 scholarships
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