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2020 Commencement Ceremonies

Congratulations Class of 2020, this is your week. The entire McCombs community is proud and excited to honor your achievements at this year’s commencement ceremonies.

Friends and family, you are invited to celebrate. Each graduate who registered for their virtual ceremony will be recognized with an official slide and their name being read. Graduates will be able to download and share your slide on social media.

Join us this Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m. for the start of ceremonies of each program at McCombs. Participants can use a link that they received in an email to log in. Enjoy remarks from Dean Jay Hartzell and special guest speakers from your classes and the business community. Let’s celebrate together and Hook ’em!


Saturday, May 23, 2020



Speaker Lineup


Ceremony Link

   2 p.m.




Guest Speaker: John Harkey, BBA '83, 
CEO, Consolidated Restaurant Operations
Student Speaker: Meri Marcks

Erica Garza



   3 p.m.

   MS Programs

Guest Speaker: Stephanie Chesnick, BBA '00, 
Principal, EY

Allison Wilden



   4 p.m.


Guest Speaker: Marissa Tarleton, MBA '02

Amanda Congdon



   5 p.m.


Guest Speaker: Chris Cartwright, MPA '88, 
President and CEO, TransUnion
Student Speaker: Houdah Abualtin
Makenzie Kleszcz



   5 p.m. 


Guest Speaker: Lisa Seacat Deluca, MSTC '10,
Director IoT & Digital Twin, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Student Speaker: Katie Morgan
Stuart Bone




Meet the Graduates

Master of Science Marketing graduate Eleni Michaelides talks about her McCombs experience in the masters of marketing program and how she plans to implement the knowledge and skills learned to continue advancing her professional career.

Hear from more of our McCombs '20 graduates.