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756 Candidates Recognized at UT Tyler Spring 2014 Commencement

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May 14, 2014

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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May 14, 2014

The University of Texas at Tyler held spring 2014 commencement ceremonies May 9 and 10, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

Seven hundred fifty six 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. May 9
  • College of Arts and Sciences – 6 p.m. May 9
  • College of Business and Technology – 10 a.m. May 10
  • Colleges of Education and Psychology and Engineering and Computer Science – 1 p.m. May 10

Commencement speakers and the ceremonies during which they spoke were:

  • Richard Lee, East Texas Symphony Orchestra director and conductor – Colleges of Nursing and Health Sciences and Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Howard Y. Patterson, UT Tyler vice president for student affairs – Colleges of Business and Technology, Education and Psychology and Engineering and Computer Science
President Mabry gave remarks and conferred all degrees. Dr. Alisa White, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, presented and certified doctoral degree candidates.
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.
Brittany Childs, UT Tyler director of alumni relations, 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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