TAMIU Spring Commencement Friday at LEC

TAMIU Spring Commencement
Ceremony at LEC Friday at 7 p.m.

Texas A&M International University will hold its Spring 2008 Commencement Exercises at the Laredo Entertainment Center, Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m.

More than 450 candidates for graduation are scheduled to participate.

Hank Sames
Hank Sames

Commencement guest speaker will be local businessman and philanthropist, Hank Sames III.

Sames is the president of Sames Auto Group, the oldest dealership in Texas, which operates six automobile dealerships in Laredo and one in Corpus Christi. The product of Laredo public schools, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in finance.

He is also the director of the Ford Salute to Education Scholarship Program that has helped hundreds of Laredo high school graduates pursue higher education. In 2002, Sames and his wife, Elizabeth, also established the Sames Scholars Program at TAMIU, a unique mentoring and scholarship program founded to encourage first-generation college students at TAMIU.

Dinesh Suresh Moorjani
Dinesh Suresh Moorjani


The Distinguished Student Scholar comments will be provided by Dinesh Suresh Moorjani, who will receive a BBA with a major in accounting with a 4.0 Grade Point Average.

Rehearsal for Commencement starts Friday at 1 p.m., but students may begin to check in starting at 12:30 p.m.

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

For more information, visit tamiu.edu/commencement or contact an advisor at the Office of the University Registrar at 326.2205.



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