TAMIU Holds Commencement At New Campus Sat., May 11

History will be made this weekend as Texas A&M International University holds its first graduation ceremonies on the South Greens of the University's new campus, 5201 University Boulevard, on Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m.

Dr. Norma E. Cantu, Professor of English at TAMIU is the keynote speaker. Dr. Cantu was selected for the honor by graduating seniors, the first time in the University's history that graduating seniors have chosen the keynote speaker for Commencement.

Also on the program for Commencement are TAMIU Interim President Jose Garcia, who will act as Master of Ceremonies for Commencement and confer the degrees, Student Government Association President Jerry Garza, invocation and benediction; Frederick D. McClure, member of The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Board of Regents, authorization for the conferral of degrees and Richard Lindsay, TAMUS Deputy Chancellor for Finance and Operations, who will offer greetings from the Texas A&M University System.

Sen. Judith Zaffirini and Rep. Henry Cuellar will briefly address the graduates before Cantu gives the keynote address.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. William "Larry" Boyd, will Certify Candidates for Degrees; Mary Trevino, Special Assistant to the President, will Present Candidates for Degrees.

For more information on the Spring Commencement at TAMIU May 11, contact the University's Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at 326-2180.

TAMIU office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.