Baylor, Truett Seminary To Hold Summer Commencement

August 10, 2012

Baylor University will hold summer commencement ceremonies for nearly 500 graduates on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Ferrell Center. (Matthew Minard/Baylor Marketing & Communications)

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 10, 2012)- As summer nears an end, nearly 500 Baylor students will receive their diplomas during Baylor University's annual summer commencement at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Ferrell Center.
The ceremony will honor 495 students as they receive their degrees from Baylor's College of Arts and Sciences, Hankamer School of Business, School of Education, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Music, School of Social Work and the Graduate School.
Baylor President Ken Starr will confer degrees upon the graduates and give the traditional commencement message. Baylor Board of Regents Chairman Richard Willis, BBA '81, MBA '82, also will bring greetings to graduates. Marianna Busch, Ph.D., professor emeritus of chemistry at Baylor, holds the honor of Bearer of the Mace.
To accommodate friends and family of graduates who cannot attend the ceremony in person, Baylor will provide a live stream of graduation. Streaming coverage of graduation will begin Saturday 10 minutes before commencement starts at this link.
Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary will hold its commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the seminary's Powell Chapel. Dr. Joe Bailey of Speegleville Baptist Church will speak to the 32 graduates participating in the ceremony.
Baylor's winter commencement and spring commencement will be held Dec. 15 and May 17-18, 2013, respectively.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, classified as such with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.