Jan. 13, 2020

CONTACT: Amy Andersen, 806-651-2931, aandersen@wtamu.edu


WT's Commencement Ceremony Recognizes Fall 2019 Graduates

CANYON, Texas—Degrees were granted to 1,150 former students of West Texas A&M University during the fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 14 at the First United Bank Center. The University awarded 762 baccalaureate degrees, 387 master’s degrees and one doctorate.

The oldest graduate was 78 years of age and the youngest was 20. Fifty-two percent of the graduates are the first in their family to earn a college degree; 78 graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA, and 56 are veterans.

Most graduates are from Texas, but they also comprised 42 states, one US territory and 11 countries including Canada, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, India, Kenya, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.

Graduates included on the Dean's List with an overall grade point average of 3.50 – 3.99 and on the President’s List with a 4.0 wore gold cords during the ceremony. The three levels of honor recognition are Summa Cum Laude (3.90-4.00), Magna Cum Laude (3.75-3.89) and Cum Laude (3.50-3.74).


Note to Media: Students are listed by hometown and include degrees and majors.

Degree abbreviations are as follows: BA-Bachelor of Arts; BAAS-Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences; BBA-Bachelor of Business Administration; BFA-Bachelor of Fine Arts; BGS-Bachelor of General Studies; BM-Bachelor of Music; BMA-Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Professional Accounting; BMSN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing; BS-Bachelor of Science; BSMT-Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology; BSN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing; MA-Master of Arts; MBA-Master of Business Administration; MED-Master of Education; MFA-Master of Fine Arts; MM-Master of Music; MPA-Master of Professional Accounting; MS-Master of Science; MSN-Master of Science in Nursing; and SSP-Specialist in School Psychology.