A&M-Central Texas Celebrates Spring 2023 Commencement: 10,000+ Degrees Conferred Since Opening!

By Karen Clos
May 9, 2023

Texas A&M University-Central Texas will celebrate the commissioning of 26 new U.S. Army second lieutenants in a Commissioning Ceremony, Friday, May 12

Texas A&M University-Central Texas celebrates commencement on Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m. at the Bell County Expo Center.

University Registrar Hannah McDonald said that a total of 329 students have applied for graduation.

Dr. Marc Nigliazzo, University president, said that while all graduations are very special occasions for both the students and their families, this graduation heralds a landmark as A&M-Central Texas will now have more than 10,000 former students.

“When the last graduate crosses the stage Saturday afternoon, we will have awarded a total of 10,081 degrees since first opening our doors,” he said. “That’s an incredible amount of talent serving the Central Texas region, the State of Texas, and the U.S.”

John Sharp, Chancellor for The Texas A&M University System, praised the University’s accomplishment and extended his congratulations.

“We’re very proud A&M-Central Texas has reached this milestone,” he said. “On one level, 10,000 graduates have a profound economic impact on the state. But on an individual level, many of those 10,000 graduates were the first generation in their family to earn a college degree, and that’s life changing for them and the generations to come.”

A&M-Central Texas is the only public, upper-level university in Texas, focusing on offering degree programs and coursework for those who may have begun, but never completed, their undergraduate degree. A total of 30 undergraduate degree programs are offered, as well as 20 graduate programs, many of which are offered both on campus and 100% online.

The ceremony will also be livestreamed, and information for friends and family is available on the University website at

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