BELTON, TX – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor held commencement services for the Spring and Fall 2020 semesters on Friday, Dec. 11, at Crusader Stadium. This was the university’s 164th graduating class, and a total of 933 students were awarded degrees for both semesters. The Spring 2020 commencement ceremony had been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Of the 933 students honored, 351 were awarded baccalaureate degrees for the Spring 2020 ceremony; 388 for the Fall 2020 ceremony; and 194 for the master’s and doctoral ceremony, which included spring, summer, and fall graduates.
UMHB President Dr. Randy O’Rear commended students for their dedication and determination to finish their degrees during unprecedented times.
“As much as the Coronavirus has disrupted our lives in negative ways, I know there are positive aspects as well,” he said. “One of the positives is: now you know no matter what comes your way, you have the strength and determination to overcome. I hope that as you look back, you find that this time made you stronger. The grit and perseverance that each one of you showed while you completed your studies set you apart, and it’s truly something that deserves to be applauded.”