TCU graduates more than 800 at Fall Commencement

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TCU today bestowed degrees on 821 students at its Fall Commencement, graduating students from 35 states, including Texas, and 20 countries, in a formal ceremony held in the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena. Students received their diplomas from Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. Chancellor Boschini also delivered the commencement address.

In addition to 612 bachelor’s degree candidates, there were 141 master’s degree candidates, 50 doctoral candidates and 18 Brite Divinity School graduate candidates. One hundred thirty graduated with Latin Honors: 66 cum laude, 48 magna cum laude and 16 summa cum laude. One student graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA and eight students received double degrees.

The University also recognized professors for their outstanding teaching and quality research or creativity. The 2014 Deans’ Teaching Awards for dedicated teaching, which is voted on by their peers, were presented to C. Suzanne Huffman (Journalism), Robert T. Rhodes (Management, Entrepreneurship & Leadership) and Cecilia Silva (Education).

The 2014 Deans’ Research and Creativity Awards for producing the highest quality research or creative activity were presented to Garry Bruton (Management, Entrepreneurship & Leadership), Mary Volcansek (Political Science) and Christopher Watts (Communication Sciences & Disorders).

Warren Carter received the Louise Clark Brittan Endowed Teaching Award given by Brite Divinity School student body to recognize superlative teaching performance. Shelly Matthews received the Catherine Saylor Hill Endowed Faculty Excellence Award presented by Brite Divinity School faculty to recognize excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.

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