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Texas State prepares for fall commencement

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
December 7, 2007


Lloyd Doggett

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will deliver the keynote commencement address at one of four graduation ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15 at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Doggett’s career of public service spans four decades, two branches of government, and two capitol buildings. 

In 1988, Doggett was elected as a Justice to the Texas Supreme Court. He wrote opinions supporting the right to a trial by jury, school finance equity and authored an important rule bolstering the public’s access to information.  In 1994, Doggett was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  In Congress, Doggett has championed such issues as fiscal responsibility, environmental protection, increasing access to quality health care, and improving public education.

Doggett will speak at the ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 in Strahan Coliseum. Degree candidates from the College of Liberal Arts will attend the Saturday morning ceremony.

Degree candidates from the colleges of Applied Arts and Fine Arts and Communication will attend the ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

Degree candidates from the College of Science and the McCoy College of Business Administration will attend the ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

Degree candidates from the colleges of Education and Health Professions will attend the ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14.

All ceremonies will be held at Strahan Coliseum on the Texas State campus.

Approximately 2,300 students are candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees this fall at Texas State.