Graduation Day; CASNR students honored during summer commencement
More than 1,300 students, including 55 from Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, received diplomas at the university's summer commencement ceremonies Saturday (Aug. 9) at the United Supermarkets Arena, located at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue.
During the event, outstanding students carried banners representing their respective colleges. Jodi Rowe, an animal science major from Butler, New Jersey, represented CASNR. Administrators selected the banner bearers based on all-around achievement. Rowe was also the highest ranking August graduate for the college.
Graduation recipients from the individual departments and majors included:
- Agribusiness 1
- Agricultural & Applied Economics 14
- Agricultural Communications 3
- Animal Science 13
- Conservation Law Enforcement 1
- Horticulture & Turfgrass Science 3
- Interdisciplinary Agriculture 8
- Landscape Architecture 2
- Natural Resources Management 10
Commencement speaker for the morning program was Texas Tech alumnus Douglas Barnhart. Barnhart is chairman of the board of Barnhart-Reese Inc., managing partner of Makena Medical Buildings LLC, and chief executive officer of Makena Consulting, Inc. Barnhart also was named a Distinguished Engineer by the Whitacre College of Engineering in 2002.
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 email@example.com