Nearly 200 undergraduate students received their diplomas on Dec. 14 in Moody Coliseum.
“It’s really strange graduating a semester early, because a vast majority of my friends still have a whole semester to spend together,” said Carrie Baker, senior psychology major from Plano.Â “That’s probably the saddest part about it, that I have to leave my friends behind. On the other hand, I’m definitely excited about being able to experience ‘real life.'”
Baker plans on working with public relations for a small jewelry company in the London area now that she’s graduated.
The Commencement began at 7:30 p.m. with a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Hunter Welcome Center.
Dr. Andy Little, assistant professor of business law for the College of BusinessÂ Administration and the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year, gave the commencement speech.
“As an undergraduate student, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved in several different student organizations and classroom activities that have grown my leadership, analytical and relational skills,” said Andrew Morrison, senior accounting and finance major from Argyle. “Through all of this, ACU has consistently placed an overarching emphasis on faith integration into whatever I may end up doing in life.Â More than anything ACU has prepared me to treat people justly and with the same respect I would want to be treated with.”
Morrison is interning with Ernst & Young, an accounting firm, in Ft. Worth during the spring semester and plans to return to ACU in the fall to begin his Master of Accounting.
“College graduation is an important milestone,” said Dr. Eric Gumm, registrar and director of the First-Year Program and academic development. “So be sure to plan to spend enough time to take pictures, make memories and celebrate such a wonderful accomplishment.”