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Graduation; CASNR Students Featured at December Commencement Ceremonies

Graduation; CASNR Students Featured at December Commencement Ceremonies

More than 2,600 students Texas Tech students, including 100 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university’s commencement ceremonies Saturday (Dec. 15) at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock.

During the event outstanding students carried banners representing their respective colleges. Holly Marie Harrison, an agricultural communications major from Texico, N.M., represented CASNR. Administrators selected the banner bearers based on all-around achievement.

Graduation recipients from the individual departments and majors included:

  • Agribusiness – 1
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics – 21
  • Agricultural & Applied Economics/General Business – 1
  • Agricultural Communications – 20
  • Animal Science – 19
  • Conservation Law Enforcement – 1
  • Environmental Conservation of Natural Resources – 2
  • Environmental Crop & Soil Sciences – 4
  • Food Science – 1
  • Horticulture – 5
  • Interdisciplinary Agriculture – 8
  • Landscape Architecture – 2
  • Natural Resources Management – 4
  • Wildlife & Fisheries Management – 11

Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance served as commencement speaker for Saturday’s ceremonies. As chancellor, he serves as the chief executive officer of Texas Tech, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Angelo State University.

Today, his energies are focused on continuing quality enrollment growth, enhancing research in areas of excellence and accentuating the programs and opportunities that prepare students for professional and personal success. Foremost on the agenda is fundraising for scholarships, professorships and endowments as well as capital contributions.

Hance works in Austin and Washington, D.C. to enhance funding for all institutions. Before becoming chancellor, he was a partner in Hance Scarborough, an Austin law firm. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Tech and graduated from the University of Texas School of Law.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or



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