Baylor Fall Commencement Set For Dec. 20 At Ferrell Center

Dec. 16, 2003

by Brent J. Atema, Student Newswriter

Baylor University will confer degrees on more than 800 graduates in commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 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.

Seventeen doctoral candidates will participate in the hooding ceremony, with three earning their doctor of science in physical therapy degrees, five their doctor of education degrees, one a doctor of psychology degree, and eight their doctor of philosophy degrees.

Greetings will be brought by Drayton McLane Jr., chair of the Baylor board of regents. Robert J. Denton, professor emeritus of health, human performance and recreation, 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. 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.

Following Saturday's commencement ceremony, the Baylor Alumni Association will host the annual new graduate reception for members of the Class of 2003 and their families. The reception will be located on the front lawn of the Ferrell Center.

For more information, contact Lois Ferguson at (254) 710-8534.

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