Monday , May 22 2017
Home | News | Regional News | 1,000 graduates expected at NMSU fall commencement
The colorful hoods of the academic regalia signify where the wearers received their masters or doctorate degrees. New Mexico State University will hold a special hooding ceremony for the 96 doctoral candidates at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Pan American Center. (Courtesy Photo) NOV15
The colorful hoods of the academic regalia signify where the wearers received their masters or doctorate degrees. New Mexico State University will hold a special hooding ceremony for the 96 doctoral candidates at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Pan American Center. (Courtesy Photo) NOV15

1,000 graduates expected at NMSU fall commencement

About 1,000 students are projected to participate in the fall 2015 commencement ceremony at New Mexico State University, set for 10 a.m.Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Pan American Center.

The colorful hoods of the academic regalia signify where the wearers received their masters or doctorate degrees. New Mexico State University will hold a special hooding ceremony for the 96 doctoral candidates at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Pan American Center. (Courtesy Photo) NOV15
The colorful hoods of the academic regalia signify where the wearers received their masters or doctorate degrees. New Mexico State University will hold a special hooding ceremony for the 96 doctoral candidates at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the Pan American Center. (Courtesy Photo) NOV15

Commencement activities will begin Friday, Dec. 11, with a doctoral hooding ceremony at 7 p.m. at Pan American Center. NMSU will recognize Dan E. Arvizu, recently retired director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, with an honorary degree during the ceremony. He will speak to the doctoral degree candidates following his hooding.

Of the 1,450 students who are degree candidates on the Las Cruces campus, 15 are associate degrees, 1,056 are bachelor’s degrees, 314 are master’s degrees and 65 are doctoral degrees.

Additionally, 537 associate degrees will be conferred to students graduating from NMSU Dona Ana Community College, NMSU Alamogordo, NMSU Carlsbad and NMSU Grants this fall. Summer graduates from main campus who did not participate in the spring commencement ceremony are invited to attend this fall ceremony.

Tickets are not required. The Pan American Center will open one hour prior to the ceremony. Candidates should check in east of the Pan American Center in Lot 32.

Arrowhead Drive between Triviz Drive and Stewart Street will be closed for commencement. Parking will be available for degree candidates and the public in the lots to the north and east of the Pan Am, with handicapped parking to the north and northeast of the building.

Media covering the event should pick up a media pass in the coordinating center tent in Lot 32, east of the Pan American Center.

Author: Jane Moorman – NMSU

About Staff Report

Staff Reports are just that, Staff Reporting the news. No skew, no opinion just the news. We pride ourselves on making sure that we bring you the news as soon as it is published, submitted or sent to us. No need to have a reporter rewrite or give their opinion. The facts nothing more.

Check Also

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Dean Rolando A. Flores, middle, has conducted listening sessions with the agricultural science center advisory boards across the state. He is seeking feedback on how the college can position its research centers to conduct relevant research to provide applied science that the a agricultural producer may use in their operations to position themselves for success. (NMSU photo by Jane Moorman)

NMSU College of ACES Evaluates Agricultural Science Center System

Public concern regarding New Mexico State University potentially closing two agricultural science centers has stimulated …

Sizzler 728