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TWU to conduct spring commencement May 10-12


DENTON/DALLAS/HOUSTON — The spring 2013 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11 on TWU’s Denton campus, and Sunday, May 12 in Houston.

The Denton ceremony includes candidates from TWU’s Dallas Center. Approximately 1,496 degrees will be awarded during the Denton ceremonies. The total number of degrees to be awarded, including the Houston ceremony, is approximately 1,764.

Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend. The Denton ceremonies will take place in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue. Receptions hosted by TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will follow each ceremony on the second floor of the Student Union, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.

Ceremony I is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, May 10. Kathleen Gibson, president and CEO of Southwestern Medical Foundation, will deliver the commencement address. Dr. Dixil Rodriguez, visiting communications professor for the International Development Program and a TWU alumna, will speak during Ceremony II, scheduled at 1 p.m. Ceremony III will begin at 4 p.m., with retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders, executive director of the TWU Leadership Institute and a TWU Distinguished Alumna, addressing the graduates.

Geraldine “Tincy” Miller, a member of the State Board of Education and chairman and CEO of Henry S. Miller Companies, will deliver the commencement address during Ceremony IV, scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11. Ceremony V is scheduled for 1 p.m., with Lola Chriss, world wide manager of the Texas Instruments Occupational Health Organization, addressing the graduates. Mrs. Chriss also is a member of the TWU Board of Regents and a Distinguished Alumna of the university.

The Houston ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 in the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas. Tickets are not needed for the Houston ceremony. Dr. Sophie Ryden, vice president of HCSS Innovative Construction Software and a TWU alumna, will address the graduates.

Times for commencement reflect candidate assignments based on specific schools and colleges participating in the ceremonies. For more information, visit

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Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

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