St. Edward's University Celebrates 120th Commencement Ceremony
St. Edward's University will confer 537 degrees during the university's 120th commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the Frank Erwin Center. Enrique V. Iglesias, a noted educator, diplomat and businessman, will deliver the keynote address and will be recognized with an honorary degree.
Iglesias is the secretary general for the Ibero-American Summit in Madrid, Spain, an organization that seeks to increase the international profile of the Ibero-American region and serve as a bridge between Europe and Latin America.
An individual focused on social justice, ethics, integration and the pursuit of a more just world, Iglesias has used the science of economics to transform communities by creating opportunity. During his first year with the Summit, Iglesias played a key role in creating social and educational reforms such as Ciberamerica, which aims to reduce the digital divide between some Latin American countries and the rest of the world. Included in these efforts is an initiative to develop online educational opportunities throughout the region.
His distinguished career as a diplomat and advocate for social and economic progress in Latin America has led him to hold appointments such as Uruguay's minister of foreign relations; the executive secretary of the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; and secretary general of the U.N. Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy.
St. Edward's University officials will confer approximately 537 degrees this spring. Degree distribution is as follows:
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Lauren Waite will deliver the valedictory address. Waite graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and criminal justice. As the Outstanding Student Award recipient in Psychology and Criminal Justice, her career aspiration is to become a lawyer. Waite worked closely with St. Edward's University Professor Sarah Sitton as a research assistant in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences and was a Student Ambassador for three years.
Location: Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River