Big Moment: Summer session ends on high note for CASNR graduates
More than 1,600 Texas Tech students, including 38 from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university's commencement ceremonies on Saturday (Aug. 13) at United Supermarkets Arena (1701 Indiana Ave.) in Lubbock.
"It is with great joy and satisfaction that we celebrate another class of Red Raiders who are realizing the culmination of a dream," Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec said.
During the event outstanding students carried banners representing their respective colleges. Jenna Hay, an agricultural communications major from North Richland Hills, represented CASNR. Administrators selected the banner bearers based on all-around achievement.
Graduation recipients from the individual departments and majors included:
- Agricultural & Applied Economics, 11
- Agricultural & Applied Economics/General Business, 1
- Agricultural Communications, 3
- Animal Science, 6
- Food Science, 2
- Interdisciplinary Agriculture, 9
- Natural Resources Management, 3
- Plant and Soil Science, 3
Texas Tech alumnus Andres Alcantar, chairman for the Texas Workforce Commission, and public administrator, served as the summer commencement speaker for CASNR's Saturday afternoon ceremony. Alcantar graduated with his bachelor's and master's degrees in public administration from Tech to begin his career in public service.
His experience includes directing the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, serving as an adviser to former Gov. George W. Bush and serving as deputy director of the Governor's Budget, Planning and Policy Division. As chairman of Texas Workforce Commission, he represents the public to implement customized services to meet the needs of Texas Industries and advance the development of a strong competitive workforce.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Steven Fraze, Interim Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Natural Resources Management
- Plant & Soil Science
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