Commencement Fall 2013

November 27, 2013

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Rehearsal – ALL CANDIDATES

DATE:                    Friday, December 13, 2013

TIME:                    8:30 a.m.

LOCATION:         William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Health and Physical Education Building

Prairie View, Texas

Commencement Ceremonies

DATE:                    Saturday, December 14, 2013

TIME:                    9:00 a.m. (Candidates should report at 8:15 a.m.)*

LOCATION:         William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Health and Physical Education Building

Prairie View, Texas

*Ceremony for the Graduate School, School of Architecture, College of Business and Roy G. Perry College of Engineering

DATE:                    Saturday, December 14, 2013

TIME:                    1:00 p.m. (Candidates should report at 11:45 a.m.)*

LOCATION:         William “Billy” J. Nicks, Sr. Health and Physical Education Building

Prairie View, Texas

*Ceremony for the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences, Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences, Whitlowe R. Green College of Education, College of Juvenile Justice and College of Nursing”

Commencement Speaker

Dr. George C. Wright

Dr. George C. Wright
President,
Prairie View A&M University

About Dr. George C. Wright:

 Dr. George C. Wright, noted African-American scholar, is the President of Prairie View A&M University. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Wright received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from the University of Kentucky and his doctorate in history from Duke University. In 2004, Wright was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Kentucky.

Wright’s teaching experience began in 1977 as an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky. Three years later he began teaching at the University of Texas at Austin where he would eventually become a full professor and the holder of the Mastin Gentry White Professorship of Southern History.

Wright joined Duke University as vice provost for undergraduate programs, director of the Afro-American studies program and held the William R. Kenan, Jr., Chair in American history. Prior to joining the PVAMU, Wright was provost and executive vice-president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington.