Hardin-Simmons University To Confer 191 Degrees on Saturday


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 disabled veteran.

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.


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