Four HDFS graduate students received the Ph.D. degree and two received the Master’s at the May 2012 Graduate School Commencement at Texas Tech. The above slideshow depicts the degree recipients and, for the Ph.D. students, their faculty advisors who “hooded” them. Photos were not available at present for one Master’s recipient, Gwen Gerber. Captions for the rotating photos, in order following the two general arena shots, are listed below:
Kristina Keyton, with her dissertation chair Alan Reifman, sits in the preliminary staging area before entering the arena floor. Later, as shown on the scoreboard, Kristina is hooded by Professor Reifman.
Professor Nancy Bell (center) sits with two of her Ph.D. students, Danielle SoRelle (left) and Karen Aranha (right). Danielle’s hooding is also shown.
Tina Brooks (right) sits with her dissertation chair, Dr. Malinda Colwell.
Xiaohui Tang (left), who received her Master’s, poses after the ceremony with Kristina and Dr. Reifman.