Academic; CASNR students honored during Spring commencement
More than 3,800 Texas Tech students, including 162 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. Katelyn Littleton, an animal science major from Los Alamos, New Mexico, represented CASNR. Administrators selected the banner bearers based on all-around achievement.
Graduation recipients from the individual departments and majors included:
- Agribusiness - 6
- Agricultural & Applied Economics - 32
- Agricultural & Applied Economics/General Business - 1
- Agricultural Communications - 20
- Animal Science - 44
- Conservation Law Enforcement - 3
- Food Science - 4
- Interdisciplinary Agriculture - 21
- Landscape Architecture - 9
- Natural Resources Management - 14
- Plant and Soil Science - 8
W. Mark Lanier, a graduate of the Texas Tech University School of Law, served as the spring commencement speaker for CASNR's Saturday afternoon ceremony. Lanier earned his law degree from Texas Tech in 1984 and has been a staunch supporter of his alma mater since. Thanks to a $6 million gift, the Mark and Becky Lanier Professional Development Center opened in 2008, providing prospective law students a trial courtroom and the latest technology in order to produce some of the finest lawyers in the country.
Lanier serves on the Law School's Foundation Board and was honored as a 2016 Distinguished Alumni of Texas Tech University, which recognizes and honors alumni who have made a significant contribution to further Texas Tech through accomplishments, careers and extraordinary service.
Lanier has been recognized as one of the top oralists by the American Bar Association. Twice he has been named by the National Law Journal as one of the top 100 most influential lawyers in America and one of the top 10 trial lawyers in the nation. He founded the Lanier Law Firm in 1990 in Houston and has since expanded to New York City and Los Angeles.
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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- Landscape Architecture
- Natural Resources Management
- Plant & Soil Science
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