TAMIU Spring Commencement Ceremonies Friday, Saturday

TAMIU Spring Commencement
Exercises This Friday and Saturday

2009 Spring Commencement Exercises for Texas A&M International University will span two days this week.

Dr. Frank. B. Ashley III
Dr. Frank. B. Ashley III

An evening ceremony will take place Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. outdoors on the University Green for candidates for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

On Saturday, May 9 at 9 a.m., candidates for graduation from the A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business or the College of Education will cross the outdoor stage.

Offering commencement addresses for both ceremonies will be Dr. Frank. B. Ashley III, vice chancellor for academic affairs for The Texas A&M University System. The Distinguished Student Scholar response will be provided on Friday by Nayeli Guadalupe Ziga and by Cristina Jolee Hernández on Saturday.

Dr. Ashley coordinates academic and student affairs program development, implementation and accountability, including performance-based funding for The Texas A&M University System’s nine universities and health science center. He also leads efforts to expand enrollment of community college transfer students to System universities and leads development of comprehensive distance education initiatives.

Ashley has served in a variety of roles, including teacher, coach and administrator. For 23 years, he has served in various positions at the A&M System. Ashley received his doctorate and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama and his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana College.

For additional information on Commencement Exercises, call the Office of the Registrar at 326- 2250, visit offices in Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 168 or click on the Commencement 101 home page at tamiu.edu/commencement

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