Baylor Fall Commencement Set For Dec. 21 At Ferrell Center

Dec. 17, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University will confer degrees on more than 900 graduates in commencement ceremonies scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, in the Ferrell Center.

Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. will present diplomas to graduates of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Music, Hankamer School of Business, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, School of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Graduate School. Nineteen doctoral candidates will participate in the hooding ceremony, with three earning their doctor of ministry degrees, four their doctor of science in physical therapy degrees, one a doctor of education degree, and 11 their doctor of philosophy degrees in religion, biomedical studies, physics, educational psychology and geology.

Greetings will be brought by Drayton McLane Jr., chair of the Baylor board of regents. Dr. Howard L. Rolf, professor emeritus and chair of mathematics, will serve as bearer of the mace.

Other commencement events include a Graduate School dinner for doctoral candidates at 7 p.m. Friday in Barfield Drawing Room at the Bill Daniel Student Center. Reservations are required. All graduates and their families are invited to a "hot chocolate" party at 9 p.m. Friday on the first floor of the student center. While they gather for the event, they will serenaded by music from the McLane Carillon, located in the tower of Pat Neff Hall, which will be played from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, contact Lois Ferguson, assistant provost for academic services, at 710-3663.

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