A&M-Central Texas Celebrates Summer 2023 Commencement

Karen Clos
August 8, 2023

A&M-Central Texas Celebrates Summer 2023 Commencement.

Texas A&M University–Central Texas celebrates an on-campus commencement on Friday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Bill Yowell Conference Center in Warrior Hall.

Amelia Smith, Registrar Services Specialist-Graduation Coordinator, said that a total of 128 degree candidates are scheduled to attend the walk-through ceremony. This represents a total of 73 undergraduate and 55 graduate degrees, increasing the number of degrees awarded to a total of 10,209 since the university’s opening in 2009.

Filled with many of the familiar traditions of graduation, the on-campus location and the less formal walk-through format encourages friends and family to line up with their graduates and get an up-close view of them as they cross the stage.

Marc Nigliazzo, Ph.D., A&M–Central Texas president, said that while all graduations are very special occasions for both the students and their families, it is made even more significant by the unique backgrounds of the graduates – many of whom are the first in the families to earn a university degree, or who are also active duty, retired military, or military affiliated graduates.

“The profound impact of taking that walk across the stage simply cannot be underestimated,” Nigliazzo said. “Many of our students are the first in their families to be university graduates, and this is a milestone moment that will also change the trajectory of their lives and their families’ lives.”

“It is also important to congratulate the A&M-Central Texas faculty and staff who have done so much to nurture their students’ success,” he concluded. “They are an incredibly student-focused team, and we are extremely proud of the everyday work our folks do.”

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

A&M–Central Texas is currently registering for the 2023 Summer Semester with classes beginning on Monday, June 5. For more information, contact the admissions office at 254-279-0421 or visit

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