Wayland Commencement Set for May 6
PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University will holds its spring Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, in Hutcherson Center with approximately 130 students participating.
In typical Wayland fashion, a student will give the Commencement address followed by a charge from Wayland President Dr. Bobby Hall. Mayra Ramirez, from El Paso, has been elected by the students to give the address on Saturday.
Ramirez is graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. She is an All-American wrestler for the Pioneers and an active member of Enactus, a student business organization. While at Wayland, Ramirez took a year off from wrestling to get married and have a child. Since then, she has enjoyed a successful return to the mat. Ramirez said she started wrestling when she was 14 to try and impress her older brother. She ended up loving the sport and has stayed with it.
Following graduation Ramirez hopes to continue her education and become a certified public accountant. She hopes to eventually open her own business.
Two students will graduate from Wayland’s honors program on Saturday. Cody Lindberg, from Southlake, will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors degree in management and marketing. His honors thesis research centered on the return on investment of a degree from Wayland.
Emily Brown, from Aurora, Colo., will by conferred Bachelor of Science with Honors degree in Fitness Management. Her research was on anthropometics and athletes in ice sports.
A reception will follow the Commencement ceremony. Held in the Laney Student Activities Center, the reception will give graduates a chance to visit with fellow students, friends and family members, as well as university faculty and staff.