TAMIU Fall Commencement Saturday at LEC

TAMIU Fall Commencement Ceremony
at LEC at 7 p.m. Saturday

Texas A&M International University's Fall 2007 Commencement will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Laredo Entertainment Center (LEC).

Over 550 candidates for graduation are scheduled to participate.

Commencement guest speaker will be Diane Auer Jones, assistant secretary for Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education.

Jones is principal advisor to the secretary on all departmental matters related to post secondary education and her office administers numerous federal programs that support higher education nationwide. She was nominated by President George W. Bush as assistant secretary for postsecondary education on May 22, 2007 and confirmed by the Senate Aug. 1, 2007.

Rehearsal for Commencement starts Saturday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the LEC. Visit tamiu.edu/commencement for more information.

Candidates must be lined up no later than 6 p.m. in the designated areas of the LEC.

This will be TAMIU's first Commencement at the Laredo Entertainment Center. Ceremonies were moved to the LEC to provide a higher measure of safety and the most comfortable graduation experience for graduates, their families and guests.

In recent years, crowds that attend the University’s outdoor graduation have exceeded 5,000 people. The average graduate has 11 family members and/or friends attending the ceremony.

For more information, please contact an advisor at the Office of the University Registrar at 326.2205.

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

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