More than 800 students graduating Saturday

More than 800 students graduating Saturday

A total of 826 students are expected to graduate from TCU during Saturday's Fall Commencement ceremony at 1 p.m. in Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Of the total number of degree candidates, 566 will receive bachelor's degrees (7 will receive double degrees), 210 will receive master’s degrees and 32 will be Ph.D. candidates.

Of those graduating, 98 students will receive Latin Honors, including one with a 4.0 GPA.

The geographic makeup of the graduating class will include 679 from Texas, as well as 105 students from 33 other states. There are 42 international students graduating, representing 23 foreign countries.

Newsman Jim Lehrer, host of PBS Newshour, will deliver the Commencement address.

The University is conferring an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree on Lehrer during the ceremony. After getting his start at newspapers and KERA-TV in Dallas, he went to Washington, DC, to serve as the public affairs coordinator for PBS, where he has remained in various on-air positions.

Lehrer and Robert MacNeil launched The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour in 1983 and Lehrer has remained with the program through name changes, even though the format remains to this day.

For more information on TCU’s Commencement ceremony, visit their website.