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TAMIU Fall 2017 Commencement  Exercises Dec. 15 at LEA Posted: 12/06/17

TAMIU Fall 2017 Commencement  Exercises Dec. 15 at LEA


Richard Pena Raymond
Representative Richard Peña Raymond  

Over 750 candidates for graduation are expected to participate in Texas A&M International University’s (TAMIU) Fall 2017 Commencement Exercise, Friday, December 15 at 4 p.m. at the Laredo Energy Arena (LEA).

This graduating class will be the largest in the University’s history.  The University’s growth prompted the move to the LEA last Spring. The University’s Commencement Exercise occurs each Fall and Spring.

The Ceremony’s estimated duration is 2.5-3 hours. No tickets are required for entry. As no reserved seating will be available, seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Ceremony will also be livestreamed at

Commencement Speaker for the event will be State Representative Richard Peña Raymond. Raymond was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in January 2001 and has served in the House since. He holds a B.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from the UT School of Law.

The Student Respondent for the Commencement Ceremony is Andrea González de la Cruz, graduating magna cum laude with a 3.86 GPA and a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, EC-12 from the College of Education.

Additional Distinguished Student Scholars and their respective Colleges or Schools are María F. Martínez, representing the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, and Alma Yazmin Martínez, representing the College of Arts and Sciences.

It is recommended that guests attending the Ceremony arrive early and review the LEA's restrictions on bags at

For more information, please contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at 326.2180, email or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 268.

A dedicated Commencement Exercise website is located at

See a special TAMIU Holiday video here:

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.  University offices will close for the holidays at noon on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 and reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at 8 a.m.

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