Spring Graduates to Celebrate at 8 Ceremonies
Temoc presented Blake King, who earned a bachelor’s degree in child learning and development, with a bouquet of roses during Memories on the Mall last spring.
Families, friends and well-wishers will celebrate the accomplishments of more than 3,550 graduates from The University of Texas at Dallas during eight commencement ceremonies May 14-16 in the Activity Center.
Among the candidates for graduation this spring are 1,779 undergraduates, 1,685 master’s students and 89 doctoral recipients. The combined total is a 12 percent increase over the number of spring candidates for graduation a year ago.
After next week’s graduation ceremonies, the University will have conferred more than 97,300 degrees during its 45-year history.
Among the graduates will be the first cohorts from several new programs at UT Dallas, including the Startup Launch Track program of the Naveen Jindal School of Management, which teaches budding entrepreneurs how to develop and start new ventures; and the undergraduate bioengineering program of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. Health care studies graduates Asif Kabani and Marcela Mendez in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies are the first from that program to be accepted to medical school.
Krystal Ogundpipe celebrated with her family after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology and audiology last spring.
The largest of UT Dallas’ seven schools, the Jindal School, has the most candidates for graduation, 1,440, during three ceremonies.
The Jonsson School has 736 candidates and two ceremonies. Next are the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences with 429; the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with 385; the School of Arts and Humanities with 265; the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences with 236; and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies with 87.
In keeping with UT Dallas tradition, students have been chosen as commencement speakers. UT Dallas President David E. Daniel also will address the graduates, their families, friends and supporters.
After each ceremony, graduates and guests will recess to the mall for “Memories on the Mall.” The event celebrates the University’s newest alumni with light refreshments, photo opportunities and a special gift for graduates.
Those unable to attend the ceremonies can watch a live video stream of the proceedings online.
Spring 2015 Commencement Speakers
||Margaret Bullock, BS, biomedical engineering, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science||
||Dakota Lynn Davis, BS, interdisciplinary studies, School of Interdisciplinary Studies
||Aaron D. Dotson, BS, neuroscience, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences||
||Anu S. Kumar, MS, marketing, Naveen Jindal School of Management
||Yehia Mokhtar, BA, political science and international political economy, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
||Bilal A. Moon, BS, finance and economics, Naveen Jindal School of Management|
||Ankit R. Takallapaly, MS, information technology and management, Naveen Jindal School of Management
||Adeel Tasnim, MS, systems engineering and management, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science|
All events will be held in the Activity Center Main Gym, unless otherwise noted.
Wednesday, May 13
1 p.m. Doctoral Hooding Ceremony (Clark Center)
Thursday, May 14
11 a.m. Undergraduate Honors Convocation
2 p.m. School of Arts and Humanities, and School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
4:30 p.m. School of Interdisciplinary Studies, and School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Friday, May 15
9 a.m. Naveen Jindal School of Management – Undergraduate
11:30 a.m. Naveen Jindal School of Management — Graduate 1
2 p.m. Naveen Jindal School of Management — Graduate 2
Saturday, May 16
9 a.m. Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science — Ceremony 1
11:30 a.m. Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science — Ceremony 2
2 p.m. School of Behavioral and Brain SciencesParking
Parking (see map) will be available in Lot J, which is closest to the University Activity Center where ceremonies will be held. Parking for those with disabilities is available there. Lots H, I, M and U will be used for overflow parking. Shuttles will be operating.Tag Your PicturesShare your glimpses of graduation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ with the hashtag #utdgrad. We will include the best Tweets, photos and sentiments in our graduation coverage.
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