Spring 2024 Commencement: 348 Degrees Awarded and 26 New 2nd Lieutenants Commissioned

Karen Clos
May 21, 2024

The A&M-Central Texas Spring 2024 Commencement was held on Saturday, May 11 at the Cadence Bank Center (formerly known as the Bell County Expo Center). Officials from the registrar’s office said that an estimated 275 undergraduate degrees and 73 graduate degrees were received, increasing the number of A&M-Central Texas degrees awarded since 2009 to a 15-year total of 10,837.

Not only did the ceremony mark the graduation of 348 students, it also recognized 26 of the graduates who were also A&M-Central Texas ROTC cadets being officially commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.

A&M-Central Texas President, Dr. Richard M. Rhodes, said that the entire university community looks forward to every graduation because it marks important milestones for both the graduates – many of whom are the first in their families to earn a university degree.

“Every graduate who puts on their cap and gown, takes their place in the procession into the ceremony, and walks across the stage is an inspiration to all of us,” he said. “When they take that degree into their hands, they are walking into a future of prosperity and pride in accomplishment, and every faculty and staff member who contributed to their educational journey celebrates with them.”

A&M–Central Texas is currently registering for the 2024 Summer and Fall Semesters. Priority deadline for applications for summer admissions is May 22nd, and registration is open for the five-week, eight-week, and 10-week summer terms with classes starting on June 2nd. Priority deadline for Fall 2024 applications is August 14th, and registration is currently open through the end of August with the Fall 2024 semester beginning on August 26th. New and returning students are encouraged to enroll early. For more information, contact the admissions office at 254-279-0421 or visit

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