Jan. 10, 2013
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WTAMU Awards Diplomas to Fall 2012 Graduates
CANYON, Texas—Degrees were officially conferred on 587 West Texas A&M University students during fall commencement exercises Dec. 14 at the First United Bank Center. The University awarded 475 baccalaureate degrees and 112 master’s degrees.
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 WTAMU Class of 2012 included 25 graduates with Summa Cum Laude honors, 31 students with Magna Cum Laude honors and 62 with Cum Laude honors. Six Attebury Honor students also were recognized.
The graduating class represented 12 states, three countries and 123 Texas cities and towns.
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; BMA—Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Professional Accounting; BFA—Bachelor of Fine Arts; BGS—Bachelor of General Studies; BM—Bachelor of Music; BS—Bachelor of Science; BSMT—Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology; BSN—Bachelor of Science in Nursing; BMSN—Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Master of Science in Nursing; MA—Master of Arts; MAT—Master of Arts in Teaching; 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 PHD—Doctor of Philosophy.