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December 6, 2006

St. Edward's University Celebrates Fall Graduation Ceremonies

Margaret Gomez, ’91, MLA ’04, who graduated summa cum laude from New College, will deliver the keynote address for the New College and Graduate ceremony at 10 a.m. Gomez currently serves as Travis County Commissioner for Precinct Four. Prior to being elected Travis County commissioner, Gomez spent 13 years as a Travis County constable, and was the first Mexican-American woman to hold that position.

Richard Halpin, who graduated as a presidential scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater in 1972, will deliver the keynote address for the traditional undergraduate ceremony at 2 p.m. Halpin is the chief executive officer and founder of American Youth Works. Since the mid-1970s, he’s made significant contributions to economic development, mental health services and public policy, criminal justice, employment training, education, and race relations in Texas.

The number of students expected to graduate on Dec. 16 is as follows:
Graduate: 126
New College: 96
Undergraduate: 221
Total: 443

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