Tanner Carter is close to fulfilling his childhood dream of becoming a firefighter.
He’s scheduled to graduate from Austin Community College with a firefighter certificate next week, and he plans to apply for a position in Conroe, north of Houston, shortly thereafter.
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Local commencement lineup
8:30 a.m. Saturday on the athletic field, with the honors convocation at 10 a.m. Friday in King-Seabrook Chapel
Speaker: Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans
Concordia University Texas
2 p.m. Saturday at Riverbend Centre, 4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360)
Speaker: Charles J. Barnett, president of health care operations and chief operating officer for Ascension Health
Texas A&M University
Universitywide ceremony at 5:30 p.m. May 9 in Rudder Auditorium, with additional ceremonies May 9, 10 and 11 in Rudder and Reed Arena for various colleges and schools
Speaker: U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan
Austin Community College
6 p.m. May 9 at the Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St.
Speaker: Andres Alcantar, chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission
Texas State University
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. May 9, 10 and 11 for various colleges at Strahan Coliseum
Speaker: Texas State President Denise Trauth
Graduates: about 4,500
St. Edward’s University
10 a.m. May 11 at the Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St.
Speaker: Maria Otero, former undersecretary for civilian security, democracy and human rights at the U.S. State Department
2 p.m. May 11 in the Corbin J. Robertson Center, with tickets required
Speaker: Southwestern University President Jake B. Schrum
University of Texas
Universitywide ceremony at 8 p.m. May 18 on the South Mall in front of the Tower, with convocations for individual colleges and schools May 17 and 18
Speaker: Sanya Richards-Ross, Olympic gold medalist
Graduates: about 8,000
Note: Figures for the number of graduates are subject to change.