Hardin-Simmons University students will
walk the Behrens Auditorium stage Saturday, December 12, 2015, during two
graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Of the candidates for graduation, 115
students are earning bachelor’s degrees, 44 students are earning master’s
degrees, and 32 students are earning doctorates.
Distinguished by gold honor cords, 25 students will be graduating cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa
cum laude. Four students will be recognized for earning a perfect
grade-point average and 28 winter graduates have been named to the Who’s Who in
American Universities and Colleges. One student is a veteran eligible to
receive Veterans Administration benefits and one student is a dependent of a
Two distinguished Hardin-Simmons University leaders will receive Honorary
Doctorate degrees at the 2 p.m. ceremony. Richard M. Styles will receive a Doctor of Laws and Deann Styles will
receive a Doctor of Humanities.
During the 10 a.m. ceremony, degrees will be conferred to students graduating
from the Cynthia Ann Parker College of Liberal Arts, the Holland School of
Sciences and Mathematics, Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing, and Logsdon
School of Theology.
During the 2 p.m. commencement, degrees will be conferred to students in the Kelley
College of Business, Irvin School of Education, and College of Fine Arts.
Immediately following both commencement ceremonies, the HSU Alumni Association
will host an informal reception for graduates, guests, and faculty/staff at the
Alumni Wall in Centennial Plaza, located just west of Behrens Auditorium.
Graduates will find a replica of the plaque that will bear their name as new
alumni of HSU.