Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor spring Commencement was held on Saturday, May 7, in Crusader Stadium. This was the university’s 160th graduating class. 558 students were awarded degrees. Of those, 397 students received baccalaureate degrees, 144 received master’s degrees, and 17 earned doctoral degrees.
Student awards given during the ceremony included the Provost Medal for highest overall GPA, which was split between sixteen students who each graduated with perfect 4.0 grade point averages: Katie Ashworth of Georgetown, Mikayla Beebe of Cedar Park, Roxanne Bodkin of Belton, Autumn Brewer of Sulphur Springs, Kathryn Hamilton of Edna, Megan Lawson of Houston, Kelsey Leibert of Harlingen, Matthew Liberty of Copperas Cove, Kathryn Mayo of Woodway, Jonathan Payton of Tomball, Amber Steinbring of Houston, Jenell Thompson of Belton, Sara Tuttle of Cedar Park, Brooke Villani of Allen, Kirstie Wallace of Sulphur Springs, Bethanie Witte of Palestine.