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More than 1,000 Angelo State University students are scheduled to walk the stage during five spring commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, in the Junell Center/Stephens Arena, 2235 S. Jackson St.
ASU graduates are slated to be presented with 28 doctoral degrees, 345 master's degrees and 709 bachelor's degrees.
Friday, May 12, Commencement Ceremonies:
- 5 p.m. - Graduates of the College of Education and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in education fields
- 7:30 p.m. - Graduates of the Archer College of Health and Human Services and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in health and human services fields
Saturday, May 13, Commencement Ceremonies:
- 10 a.m. - Graduates of the College of Science and Engineering and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in science and engineering fields
- 1 p.m. - Graduates of the Norris-Vincent College of Business and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in business fields
- 4 p.m. - Graduates of the College of Arts and Humanities and of the College of Graduate Studies and Research in arts and humanities fields
The doors to the Junell Center will open one hour prior to each ceremony. The ceremonies are open and free to the public, and may also be viewed live on the ASU website at angelo.edu/commencement.
The commencement ceremonies will highlight three days of graduation-related events at ASU. On Thursday, May 11, the social work program will conduct the annual Pinning Ceremony for its graduates starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
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Then at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Nursing Department will conduct the annual Pinning Ceremony for its graduates in the Houston Harte University Center. Nursing pinning ceremonies became a U.S. tradition in the early 1800s to mark students' completion of their education and entry into the profession.
On Friday, May 12, ASU will host its second annual Raices y Suenos Graduation Celebration and Stole Ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Houston Harte University Center. Every graduating student, regardless of ethnicity, race or degree program, is encouraged to participate and celebrate their achievements with family and friends in a way that also acknowledges culture and traditions.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, the Physical Therapy Department will conduct its annual Awards Banquet at the Johnson Street Church of Christ at 2200 S. Johnson St. Various student awards, including those for Academic Excellence, Research Excellence and Clinical Excellence, will be distributed, as well as faculty awards and the Community Volunteer Award.
Then at 3 p.m. on Friday, ASU's Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 will conduct its Spring Commissioning Ceremony for graduating cadets in the Houston Harte University Center. The cadets will receive their appointments as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force or Space Force.