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TWU to conduct winter commencement Dec. 14 and 15


DENTON/DALLAS/HOUSTON — The Fall 2012 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Dec. 14 and 15 on TWU’s Denton campus.

Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend. The ceremonies, which include graduates from the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses, will take place in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue. Receptions hosted by TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will follow each ceremony on the second floor of the Student Union, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.

Approximately 764 undergraduate and 742 graduate degrees will be awarded during the ceremonies.

Dr. Pat Holden-Huchton, retired dean of the TWU College of Nursing and an alumna of the university, will deliver the commencement address for Ceremony I, scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14. Dr. Raquel Schmitz, vice chancellor for administration for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, will speak during Ceremony II, scheduled at 2 p.m. Dr. Schmitz also is a TWU alumna.

Ceremony III will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, with Justice Lee Gabriel, Place 7 of the Second Court of Appeals of Texas, addressing the graduates. Cathy Bonner, chairman of Service King Collision Repair Centers and its board of directors, will speak during Ceremony IV, scheduled at 2 p.m.

Times for commencement reflect candidate assignments based on specific schools and colleges participating in the ceremonies. For more information, visit

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Karen Garcia
Senior Writer

page updated 10/2/2014 10:59 AM