Sept. 16, 2013
COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, firstname.lastname@example.org
WTAMU Awards Diplomas to Summer 2013 Graduates
CANYON, Texas—Degrees were officially conferred on 337 West Texas A&M University students during summer commencement exercises Aug. 16 at the First United Bank Center. The University awarded 240 baccalaureate degrees and 97 masters’ 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 2013 included 20 graduates with Summa Cum Laude honors, 16 students with Magna Cum Laude honors and 24 with Cum Laude honors.
The graduating class represented 10 states, four foreign countries and 67 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; 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 PHD—Doctor of Philosophy.