Lubbock Christian University hosted winter commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10, where more than 190 undergraduate and graduate students received their diplomas.
Dr. Steve McCleery (’72), LCU graduate, Army veteran, and former president of New Mexico Junior College, spoke for the undergraduate commencement ceremony Saturday. McCleery began his academic career at LCU in 1972, serving as assistant professor, director of intramurals, and helping as track coach and assistant football coach, until he transitioned to University in the Southwest in 1980.
The student address was given by Cassidy Flow (’16), a graduate of interdisciplinary studies in early childhood development. Flow was very involved during her time at LCU in the Honors College, Christliche Damen, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education, Alpha Chi Honor Society, and the Ambassadors Alliance. Flow also participated in undergraduate research, presenting her project, “Implementing Assessment for Learning Strategies,” with partner Kasey Porr at the LCU Scholar’s Colloquium and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
The Friday night graduate ceremony speaker was Dr. Bill Kingston, director of graduate education in the School of Education at LCU and former director of administrative services for the Region 18 Education Service Center in Midland, Texas. Kingston graduated from Texas Tech and went on to complete a doctorate from Texas A&M University and additional studies at Abilene Christian University, Sul Ross State University, and Lamar University.