In total, 250 students graduated from Lubbock Christian University in December of 2015, many of whom donned robes and regalia to walk across the stage at the Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremonies.
The Graduate Ceremony was held on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Collier Auditorium. The graduating class included 83 students.
Dr. Brian Starr, Executive Vice President for LCU since 2008, spoke at the Master’s Commencement. Starr holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business from Abilene Christian University (ACU), a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas (UT), a Master of Arts in Religion from ACU, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Texas Tech University. Prior to his vice presidency, Starr worked nine years in retirement planning in Austin, Texas; four years in campus ministry at UT of Austin; and eight years teaching in the business department at LCU.
The Undergraduate Ceremony, which included 167 graduates, was held on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. in the Rip Griffin Center.
Ray Martinez III, president of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc. (ICUT) addressed the candidates at the Undergraduate Commencement. ICUT works as a legal voice for Texas’s fully-accredited, nonprofit independent institutions of higher education. Additionally, Martinez has worked in government relations on both state and federal levels. Martinez received his bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.
The student address was given by Brittany Holloway, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.
For anyone unable to attend the commencement ceremonies, both were streamed live and free of charge at lcu.edu/live.
Since opening in 1957, LCU has graduated 56 classes. The second half of this academic class will graduate in Spring 2016, May 6 & 7.