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December 13, 2011

St. Edward's University Celebrates Fall 2011 Graduates

On Dec. 17, St. Edward’s University will confer 424 diplomas as the university recognizes graduating students in two ceremonies. Ceremonies will take place at 10 a.m. for Graduate Programs and New College, and at 2 p.m. for traditional Undergraduates, in the Recreation and Convocation Center. A reception will follow each graduation ceremony at Mabee Ballroom in the Robert and Pearle Ragsdale Center.

Daniel Guerrero ‘09, earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Ethics from St. Edward’s University in 2009, will be the keynote speaker for the New College and Graduate graduation ceremony. On Nov. 2, 2010, Guerrero became the youngest and first Hispanic, mayor of San Marcos. His oath was administered by associate dean and MSOLE director Tom Sechrest. He first served on the San Marcos city council in 2004 after winning an election to fill another member’s unexpired term. He was reelected to a full three-year term in 2005, but withdrew from a re-election bid in 2008. Guerrero has served as the executive director of the San Marcos Education Foundation since July 2009. In his role with the foundation, he is responsible for fundraising, strategic planning and general public awareness of the foundation’s mission and initiatives. The foundation supports the teachers and students of San Marcos CISD through fundraising and performance recognition initiatives.

Robert C. Hilliard ‘80, earned a B.A. in English from St. Edward’s University in 1980, will be the Keynote speaker for the traditional Undergraduate graduation ceremony. In June 2011, he established The Brother Emmett Strohmeyer, CSC and Paul J. Weber ’80 Memorial Endowed Scholarship to benefit any student with a financial need who has maintained a GPA of 3.0. After earning his law degree from St. Mary’s University, Bob Hilliard founded his own law firm (Hilliard Munoz Gonzales L.L.P.) in Corpus Christi. He has been practicing law in the state of Texas since 1983 and is board certified in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The number of students expected to graduate on Dec. 17 is as follows:

Graduate: 111
New College: 86
Undergraduate: 227
Total: 424

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