Lamar University is scheduled to confer 750 degrees at the summer commencement Saturday, August 17, in the Montagne Center. Lamar University’s 15th president, Kenneth Evans, will address the graduates and guests.  As Lamar University celebrates its 90th year, Evans will preside over his first commencement ceremony. 

The ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Education and Human Development, Fine Arts and Communication and the Center for General Studies.

Graduates hail from 15 countries, 15 states outside Texas and 216 cities and towns in Texas. Lamar is scheduled to award the 750 degrees to 747 graduation candidates – 16 for doctorates; 503 for master’s degrees; 222 for bachelor’s degrees and nine for associate degrees.

Doctorates include five in educational leadership, five doctors of philosophy in chemical engineering, four doctor of engineering and two doctor of education in deaf studies and deaf education.

One student will earn two bachelor’s degrees; one will earn both a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in accounting and another student will earn a Master of Science in accounting and Master of Business Administration.  The master’s candidates include 399 who will earn degrees in education as part of Lamar’s online education program.

Evans will announce recipients of the Plummer Awards, recognizing the highest-ranking graduates in the class, and also recognize other honors graduates.