Texas Christian University bestowed degrees on 1,873 students at its spring Commencement in three formal ceremonies held in the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on the TCU campus May 7. The number is significant, as 1873 is the year TCU was founded, and it is the second consecutive spring that number of students graduated. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
Of the total number of degree candidates, 1,508 received bachelor’s degrees (37 of those received double degrees), 316 received master’s degrees and 24 were Ph.D. candidates. Of those graduating, 655 students received Latin Honors, including 15 with a 4.0 GPA. Brite Divinity School graduated 23 students. There were 1,111 graduates from within Texas, and 666 students from 45 other states. Ninety-three international students graduated, hailing from 33 different countries. Chancellor Boschini delivered the Commencement address for all three ceremonies.
The morning ceremony consisted of 540 candidates receiving degrees from Bob Schieffer College of Communication, College of Science & Engineering and University Programs.
In the afternoon ceremony, 668 students represented the M.J. Neeley School of Business and College of Fine Arts.
In the evening ceremony, 665 students represented AddRan College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences. Brite Divinity School graduated 23 students. Author Sue Monk Kidd ’70 (B.S. Nursing) received an Honorary Doctor of Letters.
Graduating seniors Claire B. DeJarnett, Blake Jennings and Shelby M. Bohlman led the singing of a hymn and the TCU Alma Mater. H. Joseph Butler played the organ. Alumni from the class of 1966 were in attendance, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
For detailed information on the ceremony, visit the Commencement website.