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Texas Tech to Feature Record Number of Graduates This Weekend

Robert Snyder,

A record number of students will claim their diplomas from Texas Tech this weekend.

3,643 students will be featured during spring graduation and law school hooding ceremonies later this week at the United Spirit Arena, located at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue.

Two graduations will take place on Friday. The College of Arts and Sciences graduation will take place at 3 p.m., and the Graduate School graduation will take place at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, students from the Whitacre College of Engineering, and the Colleges of Education, Architecture, Human Sciences, and Visual and Performing arts will graduate in the ceremony beginning at 9 a.m.

At 1:30 p.m., the graduation for the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Mass Communications, Honors College, University College, and the Rawls College of Business will be held. The School of Law hooding ceremony will be held at 6 p.m.

The graduations on Friday will include keynote speaker Mark Lanier, a 1984 Texas Tech School of Law graduate and benefactor of the Mark and Becky Lanier Professional Development wing of the law school.

Jerry S. Rawls will speak at the ceremonies on Saturday. Rawls is a 1967 Texas Tech graduate in mechanical engineering, and currently serves as the executive chairman of Finisar Corp.

The speaker at the Law School hooding is Robert Black, the managing shareholder of the law firm of MehaffyWeber P.C. in Beaumont, and also serves as the 2011-2012 president of the State Bar of Texas.

The ceremonies are available to be viewed live online at

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