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Combined Ceremony Recognizes Fall Graduates

College of Education seniors, master’s and doctoral candidates participated in a combined Pinning and Hooding Ceremony on Friday, December 18. Students and their families celebrated years of hard work and dedication to classwork, research and field practice before celebrating with the TCU community at Commencement.

Student speaker and international doctoral candidate Jingjing Ma said in response to friends welcoming her to the “real world” after graduation, “Our learning and research are real at the College of Education. We study real education issues, conduct research with data from real schools, and have interactions with real classroom teachers and students. All of these experiences prepared us to become ‘real world’ educators.”

The pinning ceremony was started in May 2015 as a new tradition and a symbolic ceremony denoting a milestone in educators’ lives. At the fall combined ceremony, undergraduate students received a special College of Education pin, welcoming them into the teaching profession. Graduate students received their academic hoods by the director of their program.

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