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Texas Tech Class of 2024 Celebrates with Graduation Ceremonies

Thousands of Red Raiders took the stage Friday and Saturday as Texas Tech hosted graduation ceremonies at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Rudy Gatlin, who was the special guest speaker, earned his degree from Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business in the 1970s but never walked at graduation. He was a little busy joining his brothers, Larry and Steve, touring the country with the Gatlin Brothers Band, according to the university. On Saturday, he returned to Lubbock to walk across the stage as part of the graduation ceremony.

Texas Tech University Arts and Sciences students graduate on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the United Supermarkets Arena.Texas Tech University Arts and Sciences students graduate on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Texas Tech University Arts and Sciences students graduate on Friday, May 10, 2024, at the United Supermarkets Arena.

banner bearers

The outstanding students, chosen based on their overall achievements, carried banners representing their universities. The standard bearers were:

  • College of Arts and Sciences: Baylie Jett Mills, English

  • Davis College: Claudia Taylor, agribusiness

  • Huckabee College of Architecture: Taylor Cooley, architecture

  • Rawls College of Business: Jade Montaño, finance and accounting

  • Faculty of Education: Kathleen Isbell, education

  • Whitacre College of Engineering: Sushim Mishra, Computer Science

  • Honors College

  • Faculty of Human Sciences: Jolea Jacob, clothing design and manufacturing

  • Faculty of Media and Communication: Ashley Snyder, advertising

  • JT and Margaret Talkington Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts: Claire Newey, dance

  • Graduate School: Shayne White, agricultural education and communications; Tyler Castellanos, music

  • University Studies: Gage Stephens, human resource development

Texas Tech hosted a graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the United Supermarkets Arena.Texas Tech hosted a graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the United Supermarkets Arena.

Texas Tech hosted a graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at the United Supermarkets Arena.

This article originally appeared in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Texas Tech Class of 2024 Celebrates with Graduation Ceremonies