Spring Commencement; CASNR graduates featured at May ceremonies
More than 3,800 students Texas Tech students, including 214 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university's commencement ceremonies in May at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock.
During the event outstanding students carried banners representing their respective colleges. Landon Bell, a landscape architecture major from Midland, represented CASNR. Administrators selected the banner bearers based on all-around achievement.
Graduation recipients from the individual departments and majors included:
- Agribusiness - 4
- Agricultural & Applied Economics - 46
- Agricultural & Applied Economics/General Business - 8
- Agricultural Communications - 17
- Animal Science - 70
- Conservation Law Enforcement - 1
- Environmental Crop & Soil Sciences - 5
- Food Science - 6
- Horticulture & Turfgrass Science - 4
- Interdisciplinary Agriculture - 19
- Landscape Architecture - 14
- Natural Resources Management - 20
Arcilia Acosta, president and CEO of Dallas-based Carcon Industries and Construction, served as the spring commencement speaker for CASNR's Saturday afternoon ceremony. Carcon specializes in commercial, institutional and transportation design and construction. Acosta is the founder of the company, into which she incorporated her father's business when she was just 34 years old.
Acosta is a native Texan and graduated from Tech in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in political science and later graduated from Harvard University Business School. She has served as the president and CEO of Carcon for 15 years, with offices in Fort Worth, Houston, Corpus Christi and Midland. After founding Carcon, she created Southwestern Testing Laboratories in Dallas, a geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing firm. In March, she was recognized as a top corporate board director in Hispanic Executive Magazine.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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