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April 30th, 2009
Hutchison to speak at Texas State graduation

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.


United States Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will be the keynote speaker at one of four graduation ceremonies to be held at Texas State University on May 15 and 16.

Hutchison will deliver the commencement address at the ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in Strahan Coliseum on the Texas State campus. Degree candidates from the College of Applied Arts and the College of Fine Arts and Communication will attend the Saturday morning ceremony.

In 1993, Texans elected Hutchison to the United States Senate in a special election, making her the first – and, to date, the only – woman elected to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. One year later, she was re-elected to a full six-year term. In 2000, more than four million Texans voted for her re-election to a second full term – no other Texas candidate has ever captured more votes. In 2006, Hutchison won another re-election.

Texas State President Denise Trauth will deliver remarks at three other commencement ceremonies to be held Friday, May 15. All ceremonies will take place in Strahan Coliseum.

Degree candidates from the College of Science and the McCoy College of Business Administration will attend graduation at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15.

Candidates from the College of Education and the College of Health Professions will attend the ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 15.

Candidates from the College of Liberal Arts and the University College will attend the graduation ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 15.

A total of 3,551 students are candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees this spring at Texas State.

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2 thoughts on “Hutchison to speak at Texas State graduation

  1. Maybe Kay can explain supporting the “bailout” before she was against the “stimulus”.
    She’s been hanging out with John Kerry. Look for a teleprompter.

  2. Maybe Perry can explain implications that he might support secession when Texas has happily received more disaster aide than any other state… or why he only turned his nose up at a meager amount of stimulus money while still taking the “big bucks”. Certainly an “all hat, no cattle” move of trying to keep the image of a conservative, while in reality being just like everyone else. You can’t say one thing while you have an open hand behind your back accepting a check from the entity you criticize.

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