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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: 9 a.m., Hofheinz Pavilion
Student speakers: J. Matthew Boyleston, Ph.D., English - Creative Writing; Rivka Mignonne Reitsis Noskeau, B.A., Theatre. For details, visit http://www.class.uh.edu/commencement.html.
Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management: 10 a.m., Cullen Performance Hall
Guest speaker: John Rydman, president and owner of Spec's Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods
For details, visit http://www.hrm.uh.edu/cnhc/ShowCalendarEvent.asp?c=14644.
Cullen College of Engineering: 3 p.m., Cullen Performance Hall
Guest speaker: D. Wayne Klotz, president of Klotz Associates Inc.
For details, visit http://www.egr.uh.edu/academics/graduation/.
College of Technology: 4 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion
Guest speaker: Thaddeus "Bo" Smith, UH alumnus, former UH System regent and CEO of Smith Global Services Inc.
For details, visit http://www.tech.uh.edu/College/Academic_Services_Center/Graduation/Guide/.
Bauer College of Business (graduate): 7 p.m., Cullen Performance Hall
Guest speakers: Richard E. Wainerdi, president, CEO and COO of the Texas Medical Center with opening remarks from Houston Mayor Bill White.
For details visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/news-center/ticker/2008/dec/commencement-speakers.asp.
College of Education: 9 a.m., Hofheinz Pavilion
Student speaker: Nathalia Giraldo Léon, B.A., Human Development and Family Studies
For details, visit http://www.coe.uh.edu/mycoe/coestu/grad/grad_coordinator.cfm.
Bauer College of Business (undergraduate): 2 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion
Guest speaker: Melvyn L. Wolff, chairman of the board at Star Furniture
For details, visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/news-center/ticker/2008/dec/commencement-speakers.asp
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