Texas A&M Reaches Milestone: Expands Its Network to 500,000+ at Graduation

May 1, 2019

500K graphicThis May, Texas A&M University will surpass 500,000 former students and record more than 500,000 degrees granted since its opening in the fall of 1876, according to Texas A&M Today. Texas A&M University will award a record 10,767 degrees at 15 commencement ceremonies across multiple campuses.

“These milestones are reflective of our commitment to our land-grant mission to bring higher education to all who seek it, to develop leaders of character and to pursue excellence in teaching, research and service,” Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young said. “Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for being part of this historic moment, and thank you to each and every Aggie who came before for providing the foundation upon which we will continue to build.”

“This milestone is a testament to the unique and unparalleled education and experience provided by Texas A&M. As we also celebrate our 140th year of service and support to Texas A&M, I know the 11 Aggies who created our organization in 1879 would be proud to see the difference 500,000 former students have made on Texas A&M and our world,” The Association of Former Students President and CEO Porter S. Garner III said.

This spring's ceremonies will again feature the highest number of degrees for any one semester in Texas A&M's and the State of Texas' history.

Law School Commencement

Commencement ceremonies will be held May 3 in Fort Worth for Texas A&M University School of Law for 17​4 graduates. The day will include a Law School Aggie Ring ceremony and a Military Cord ceremony prior to the hooding ceremony.

Both Juris Doctor (J.D.) and graduate degrees will be conferred at the Law School commencement ceremony. The school's first Masters of Jurisprudence (M.Jur.) ​diplomas will be awarded along with Masters of Law (LL.M.) honors. Graduates include in-resident J.D. and graduate students from the Fort Worth campus as well as students from the San Antonio-based M.Jur. business curriculum program. Also walking across the stage are students who earned their ​graduate degrees in ​risk ​management or ​wealth management via Texas A&M Law's innovative online program.

The law school graduation ceremony will include presentations for the Equal Justice Award for legal pro bono ​service, National Order of Scribes induction, the Excellence in Appellate Advocacy Award and the Bar Exam Achievement Award. Texas A&M Law Clinics will present awards for Selfless Service and Excellence in Professionalism. Students who earned a concentration by completing a focused curriculum in a specific area of law will also be recognized.

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