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May 14th, 2010
Boothe to speak at Texas State commencement

STAFF REPORT

Emmy Award-winning actor Powers Boothe will be the keynote speaker Saturday morning at one of five Texas State commencement ceremonies to be held in Strahan Coliseum Friday and Saturday.

Texas State produced 3,604 candidates for bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees this semester.

Boothe will speak during the 10 a.m. ceremony on Saturday before degree candidates from the McCoy College of Business Administration and College of Health Professions.

Degree candidates from College of Liberal Arts were to commence at 10 a.m. Friday, with candidates from the College of Education to attend the 2 p.m. ceremony on Friday. Candidates from College of Applied Arts and College of Science will attend the 6 p.m. ceremony on Friday.

Candidates from College of Fine Arts and Communication and University College will attend the 2 p.m. ceremony on Saturday.

A Distinguished Alumnus of Texas State, Boothe graduated in 1970 and is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Boothe’s film credits include Sin City, Tombstone, Final Season, U-Turn, Frailty, Navy Diver, Blue Sky, Men of Honor, Sudden Death, Rapid Fire, Extreme Prejudice, The Emerald Forest, Red Dawn and Southern Comfort. He can be seen this May in the movie MacGruber.

Boothe received an Emmy award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Reverend Jim Jones in the television movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. Other television movies include True Women, Dalva, Joan of Arc, Attilla the Hun. His television series include 24, Deadwood, and Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye. He was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame in 2009, is the recipient of the “Golden Boot Award,” and has a star on the Western Walk of Fame in Santa Clarita, CA.

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