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University’s Commencement Recognizes 2017 Summer Graduates


CANYON, Texas—Degrees were officially conferred on 356 West Texas A&M University students during its summer commencement exercises Aug. 18 at the First United Bank Center. The University awarded 198 baccalaureate degrees, 157 master’s degrees and one doctoral degree.

Graduates with an overall grade point average of 3.50 or higher were recognized as honor graduates and wore gold honor cords. 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). The graduating class of 2017 included 11 graduates with Summa Cum Laude honors, 10 students with Magna Cum Laude honors and 23 with Cum Laude honors.



Note to Media: Students are listed by hometown and include degrees, majors and honors. Abbreviations for honors are S Summa Cum Laude, M Magna Cum Laude and C Cum Laude.

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.

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