Texas Lutheran University celebrates Commencement at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters for those students who have completed all requirements for graduation. A Baccalaureate Service is held the morning of Commencement where graduates and their parents are invited to join the TLU community in a final service led by the campus pastor before receiving diplomas.
Spring Baccalaureate
Saturday, May 10, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Chapel of the Abiding Presence

Spring Commencement
Saturday, May 10, 2014
7 p.m.
Chapel Lawn

Commencement Tickets
The stage will be set up directly in front of the Chapel, with the lawn from the Chapel to the Victory Bell as the seating area. There will be plenty of seating for family, friends and invited guests.
Tickets will not be used, except in the event of rain. Each graduate will be given 10 “rain tickets,” which will be used if the ceremony is moved to Memorial Gymnasium due to rain.

Commencement Speaker: Verne Lundquist '62
The son of a Lutheran pastor, Verne Lundquist was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas, before attending Texas Lutheran from 1958-62.

He began his professional career in sports broadcasting at KTBC in Austin, and then moved to Dallas where he was sports director at WFAA for 16 years. During his tenure in Dallas, Lundquist won seven consecutive Texas Sportscaster of the Year awards from 1977 to 1983. He also became known as the “Voice of the Dallas Cowboys,” announcing the team’s play-by-play radio broadcasts from 1972 to 1984. Lundquist’s career then moved to the national stage, working for ABC, TNT and CBS. His extensive credits at CBS Sports include track and field, swimming and diving, boxing, volleyball, gymnastics, soccer, weightlifting, free-style skiing, archery, horse racing and horse jumping. He spent eight years at ABC Sports and three years as a play-by-play announcer for TNT's coverage of the NFL, NBA and PGA. He was lead play-by-play announcer for CBS's coverage of figure skating during the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games.

In 2005, Lundquist was elected to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame’s inaugural class of sportscasters. In 2007, he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame. Currently, he serves as the lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports' coverage of college football, alongside analyst Gary Danielson. He also serves as a play-by-play announcer for the CBS coverage of NCAA Basketball, including the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship and provides commentary for the Masters and the PGA Championship, among other PGA Tour events.

Lundquist earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from TLU in 1962 and is a recipient of TLU’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He lives in Steamboat Springs, Colo., with his wife, Nancy, and serves on the TLU Board of Regents.
Graduation Accessories
Announcements, caps, gowns, and tassels are available at the TLU Bookstore in the Alumni Student Center beginning March 24, 2014. Call, drop by or visit MY.TLU for more information.
TLU Bookstore
Graduate Luncheon Invitation
2014 May Graduates and their Families
Are Cordially Invited to Attend

A Luncheon honoring the
2014 May Graduates

Hosted by President & Mrs. Stuart Dorsey
And the TLU Alumni Association

Saturday, May 10
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(immediately following Baccalaureate)

Student Activity Center at Jackson Park
Cost: $12 per person

Please RSVP by May 2.
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