Texas Christian University bestowed degrees on 1,873 students at its spring Commencement in a formal ceremony held in the
Fort Worth Convention Center May 9. The number of graduates is significant, as TCU was founded in 1873. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
Of the total number of degree candidates, 1,498 received bachelor’s degrees (23 received double degrees), 315 received master’s degrees and 42 were Ph.D. candidates. Of those graduating, 582 students received Latin Honors, including 10 with a 4.0 GPA. Brite Divinity School graduated 18 students during the ceremony. There were 1,196 graduates from within Texas, and 579 students from 45 other states. Ninety-eight international students graduated, hailing from 29 different countries.
Chancellor Boschini delivered the Commencement address at both ceremonies. Graduating seniors Eric Heatley and Elizabeth (Libby) Taussig led the singing of a hymn and the TCU Alma Mater. The TCU Commencement Band, under the direction of Bobby R. Francis, Brian Youngblood and Jeremy Strickland, played. Alumni from the class of 1965 were in attendance at the morning ceremony, celebrating the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
In the afternoon ceremony, Kenneth F. Bunting was presented an Honorary Doctor of Letters, posthumously. His widow, Juli, and son, Maxwell, took part in the ceremony and accepted on his behalf. In addition, Dr. Molly Hand Weinburgh, professor of science education in the TCU College of Education, was recognized for being named a Piper Professor for 2015 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation, one of only 10 honorees in Texas.
For detailed information on the ceremony, visit the Commencement website.
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