State Sen. Ogden to Address TAMIU Fall Grads Dec. 16

State Sen. Ogden to Address
TAMIU Fall Commencement Dec. 16

Texas A&M International University’s Fall Commencement Exercises will be held outdoors Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. on the interior campus green in front of the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library.

State Senator Stephen E. Ogden will provide the Commencement address.  Over 500 students are candidates for undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Sen. Ogden, R-Bryan, has been in the Texas Senate since January 1997 and chairs the Senate Finance Committee. Prior to serving in the Senate, he served three terms in the Texas House of Representatives.

Ogden is president of Ogden Resources and has been in the oil and gas exploration business for the past 20 years. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarine force for nine years and earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the United States Naval Academy. He earned his Master of Business Administration at Texas A&M University.

Named one of the Ten Best Legislatures by Texas Monthly Magazine following the 79th regular session in 2005, the Senator has also received honors from the Texas County Judges and Commissioners Association, the Texas Association of District and County Attorneys, Scott & White, The Texas A&M University System, the Texas Veterans Commission, the Texas Municipal Police Association, and the Free Market Committee.

He also received the Bob Bullock Award for Outstanding Public Stewardship and was awarded the 2004 Defensor Pacem medal by Sam Houston State University.

For additional information on Fall Commencement at TAMIU, please contact the TAMIU Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 956.326.2180, e-mail prmis@tamiu.edu or visit offices in Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library 268.

University office hours are from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

The University will close for the holidays at noon on Friday, Dec. 22. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007.

Despite office closures, registration for the Spring Semester 2007 continues 24/7at UOnline, located at schedule.tamiu.edu

Spring 2007 classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu