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Wednesday, June 3, 1998

Wyles nets degree at May graduation

George Alan Wyles of Pecos was among 912 Texas Christian
University students who completed degree requirements at the
close of the spring semester in May. The University
conferred 716 baccalaureate, 164 master's and eight doctoral
degrees. Brite Divinity School conferred 25 degrees.

The class included 21 summa cum laude, 53 magna cum laude
and 104 cum laude undergraduate honorees with seven 4.0
grade-point average students.

Those not choosing to take part in that combined
baccalaureate-commencement event will receive their diplomas
by mail.

Wyles, of Pecos, sone of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wyles,
received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in
physical education (all-level certification).

Ramon earns college degree

A student from Pecos received a diploma May 15 during South
Plains College's 40th commencement exercises in Texan Dome.

Recipient is Anthony Eric Ramon, Associate of Arts Degree,
General Studies.

Robbie Stansifer from Levelland and Stephanie Stanley from
Jayton received the Thomas Spencer Sr. and Vera Spencer
Awards, respectively, during commencement exercises in Texan

The cash awards, named in honor of the college's founding
president and his daughter, are presented to the male and
female students for their outstanding leadership and service
on campus.

In commemoration, of the college's 40th anniversary, SPC's
14,000th graduate, Joe David Lehmberg, a 20-year-old
agriculture education major from Mason, Tx., was also

Stansifer, a 20-year-old business administration major, is
the first recipient of the Thomas Spencer Award, which was
established this year in honor of SPC's founding president,
Dr. Thomas Spencer. Stansifer's parents are Mike and Jo
Ellen Stansifer. He received an Associate of Science Degree
in General Studies during the ceremonies and plans to
transfer to Texas A&M University. "I was surprised; I did
not expect this," said Stansifer. I feel very honored to
have received this."

Stansifer is also the recipient of the David R. Stanley
Memorial Award and Paul Musslewhite American Petroleum
Institute Scholarship. He is also a membr of Kappa Mu
chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, international honor society for
students in two-year colleges, a member of a Phi Beta Lambda
team which placed second in state in business decision
making in state competition in 1997, treasurer of Student
Government and the college's mascot, Terrible Tex. He also
has been named to the Dean's Honor List and was named to
Who's who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. He was
named to Who's Who at SPC by the Campus Ambassadors.

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