Tarleton to award more than 1,000 diplomas in fall graduation ceremonies

Monday, December 4, 2017

STEPHENVILLE, Texas— Fall commencement exercises at Tarleton State University are set for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16, with approximately 1,190 graduates receiving diplomas.

On Friday, the colleges of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences and Health Sciences and Human Services conduct graduation ceremonies at 1 p.m., followed by the colleges of Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology at 4 p.m. The ceremony for the College of Graduate Studies takes place at 7 p.m. when all master’s and doctoral candidates are hooded and receive their diplomas.

Ceremonies continue on Saturday beginning with the College of Business Administration and its Department of Management graduates at 10 a.m. The colleges of Education and Business Administration’s departments of Accounting, Finance & Economics and Marketing & Computer Information Systems will conduct ceremonies at 1 p.m.

All five programs take place in Wisdom Gymnasium in the Health and Physical Education Complex. Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio, president of Tarleton, is presiding officer for the ceremonies.

Tarleton will award 1,002 undergraduate, 173 graduate and 15 doctoral degrees during the fall commencement ceremonies.

The presentation of Departmental Outstanding Graduates will precede each college’s processional. The graduates, selected by the administration and faculty in the student’s major department, are chosen for excellence in leadership and academics.

Outstanding graduates are:

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Agricultural and Consumer Sciences – Klayton Hoff
Animal Science and Veterinary Technology – James David Redwine
Wildlife Sustainability and Ecosystem Sciences – Kelton Mote

College of Business Administration
Accounting, Finance and Economics – Samantha Jimenez
Marketing and Computer Information Systems – Sinclair Livermore
Management – Dalerie Lamphere

College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction – Jessica Alexander
Kinesiology – Taylor Sugar
Psychological Sciences – Tracy Brown

College of Health Sciences and Human Services
Medical Lab Sciences – Justus Tarin
Nursing – Danielle Barth

College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Communication Studies – Logan Allen
Criminal Justice – Ashley Meier
English and Languages – Ramon Lopez-Villegas

College of Science and Technology
Biological Sciences – Brittany Stewart
Chemistry, Geosciences and Physics – Dally Friedrich
Engineering Technology – Chase Sobala
Mathematics – Elain Davis

For directions to Wisdom Gymnasium and maps of the Stephenville campus, visit www.tarleton.edu/campus. More information about Tarleton’s upcoming commencement ceremonies can be found at www.tarleton.edu/graduation.

All graduation proceedings will be video-streamed live online on the Tarleton website, www.tarleton.edu. Specific link information will be posted prior to the event.

Tarleton, celebrating 100 years as founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. As a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) with campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, leadership, excellence and service.


Contact: Phil Riddle, News and Information Specialist
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A founding member of The Texas A&M System, Tarleton State is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of nearly 17,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.