The University of Houston-Downtown will hold Spring 2011 Commencement at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Minute Maid Park where an estimated 1,150 students will cross the stage marking the completion of requirements for bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
“We’ve reached a new high in enrollment, and we expect enrollment to continue growing,” said Ed Apodaca, vice president for Student Services and Enrollment Management. “A key reason for our success is that we have faculty that offer quality academic programs, and our campus is always ready to add or change programs to meet community needs.”
Speakers for the event include UHD President William V. Flores and UHD student Nancy Adossi, from UHD’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, who is a candidate for a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in international relations. She is a graduate of the Carver Magnet High School in the Aldine Independent School District.
An entrance ticket will be required for all guests attending the Commencement. Tickets are free and can be picked up from the Office of Student Activities, Room S-204, One Main Building, until Friday, May 20. Tickets will also be available at the door.
More than 1,300 students received bachelor’s and master’s degrees during UHD’s Fall 2010 Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 19, at Minute Maid Park. A record attendance of 21,000 family members, friends and alumni were on hand to watch the ceremonies.
UHD ranks 34th in the nation for graduating Hispanic students with bachelor’s degrees and 47th in graduating African-American students with bachelor’s degrees among 2,300 colleges and universities. UHD is a federally designated Minority Serving Institution as well as a Hispanic Serving Institution.