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Fall 2012 Commencement Photo Journal

The Summer and Fall 2012 graduates of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences celebrated their commencement on December 21, 2012. Dean John W. Roberts hosted a continental breakfast reception for the graduates and their family and friends prior to the start of the formal ceremony. More than 700 undergraduate and graduate students participated in the festivities recognizing the completion of their studies and saluting their success.

The Reception

Fall 2012  Commencement Reception -

Fall 2012  Commencement Reception - group picture

Fall 2012  Commencement Reception -

Fall 2012  Commencement Reception -

Graduate Sarah Clarke with her mother Karen Clarke

1 Graduate Sarah Clarke with her mother Karen Clarke, Associate Vice Chancellor/ Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communication.


Perfect GPA summa cum laude graduates from left to right: Joe Lazzaro, Juan Carlos Rozo and Kristoffer Harrington.

2 Perfect GPA summa cum laude graduates from left to right: Joe Lazzaro, Juan Carlos Rozo and Kristoffer Harrington.


Dean John W. Roberts with Prairie View A&M University Choir Director A. Jan Taylor, who was one of the doctoral candidates hooded at Commencement.

3 Dean John W. Roberts with Prairie View A&M University Choir Director A. Jan Taylor, who was one of the doctoral candidates hooded at Commencement.


Student Body President Cedric Bandoh and Regent Welcome Wilson Jr.

4 Student Body President Cedric Bandoh and Regent Welcome Wilson Jr.


The Banner Bearers are students with the highest GPAs in their departments of academic study.

5The Banner Bearers are students with the highest GPAs in their departments of academic study.

Student wearing a custom stole

6 His stole says it all.


Theater & Dance graduates Katy Weaver, Danielle Koblinski and Robin Worley.

7 Theater & Dance graduates Katy Weaver, Danielle Koblinski and Robin Worley.


Sociology graduates Matangi Tonga and Chance Blackmon.

8 Sociology graduates Matangi Tonga and Chance Blackmon.

Political Science graduates Chase Sadler, Sasha Runnels, Jonathan Salazar and Andrija Stanojocic.

9 Political Science graduates Chase Sadler, Sasha Runnels, Jonathan Salazar and Andrija Stanojocic.

The Ceremony

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony - banner bearers walking to stage

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony -graduating student lining up

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony - Faculty Marshall

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony - empty chairs with program on seat

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony - banner bearers on stage

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony - graduating students

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony

Fall 2012  Commencement Ceremony