Topic: Graduation

Meet Terry Orr, Class of 2018

May 15, 2018
Terry Orr

Terry Orr jokes that pursuing a degree in classical archaeology in his late 70s was all a ploy to avoid retirement. “You know, learning is a good thing,” he said. “Either learn or you die.”

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Meet Lawrence Garvin, II, Class of 2018

May 15, 2018
Lawrence Garvin

As a kid, Lawrence Garvin, II loved football. His dream was to be like Vince Young and play for the Longhorns. But in high school, Garvin decided his path was to be a doctor. He kept his sights on UT Austin as his top school.

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Meet Amanda Meriwether, Class of 2018

May 15, 2018
Amanda Meriwether

Amanda Meriwether was always the “perfect student.” However, during her time at UT, she says she developed a greater sense of perspective, realizing that there is more to focus on than getting perfect grades.

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How Graduation Rates Can Lower Student Debt

March 31, 2017
The University of Texas at Austin

If more students were to graduate on time, universities could better serve their students with degree programs that foster academic engagement.

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Convocation Speakers to Address Fall 2015 Graduates

Dec. 4, 2015
University of Texas commencement

Academic scholars, corporate executives and a member of the state Legislature are among the speakers for the 2015 fall convocation ceremonies.

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