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909 Candidates Recognized at UT Tyler Fall 2013 Commencement

December 16, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler held fall 2013 commencement ceremonies Dec. 13 and 14, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

Nine hundred nine degree candidates were recognized in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The commencement schedule was:

  • College of Nursing and Health Sciences – 3 p.m. Dec. 13
  • College of Arts and Sciences – 6 p.m. Dec. 13
  • College of Business and Technology – 10 a.m. Dec. 14
  • Colleges of Education and Psychology and Engineering and Computer Science – 1 p.m. Dec. 14

Commencement speakers and the ceremonies during which they spoke were:

  • Jerry Woolverton, president of Texas Bank and Trust-Tyler – Colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences and Arts and Sciences
  • Nelson Clyde, publisher, Tyler Morning Telegraph – Colleges of Business and Technology, Education and Psychology and Engineering and Computer Science

President Mabry gave remarks and conferred all degrees.

Presentation and certification of master’s and baccalaureate degree candidates were made by the deans of each of the university’s colleges: Dr. Martin Slann, Arts and Sciences; Dr. Jerry Gilley, Business and Technology; Dr. Ross Sherman, Education and Psychology; Dr. James Nelson, Engineering and Computer Science; and Dr. Pam Martin, Nursing and Health Sciences. Martin also presented and certified the nursing doctoral degree candidates.

UT Tyler alumni representatives Deja Rollins, associate producer with CBS 19, and Cristi Parsons, principal with Hallsville Independent School District, gave alumni association presentations.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 7,500 high-ability students. UT Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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