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Baylor University Confers Degree on Pipe Creek Graduate


Alexis Torres, recent graduate of Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing.

Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 860 graduates during fall commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 17 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. Alexis A. Torres, of Pipe Creek, was among the students who graduated, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
William "Bill" S. Simon, a member of the Board of Regents, brought greetings to the graduates at the ceremony. Baylor Interim President David Garland presided over the commencement ceremonies and delivered the message to the graduates. He conferred the degrees assisted by L. Gregory Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost, along with the dean of each school. Bearer of the Mace honors went to Donald D. Schmeltekopf, provost emeritus and professor, Educational Leadership (1990-2014).
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.
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