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UHD to Host 53rd Commencement this Sunday

The UHD Fall 2012 Commencement exercises will be held at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, on Sunday, Dec. 16. The processional will begin at 12:10 p.m. and the ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

Students who have applied for graduation and plan to walk in the commencement ceremonies must report to Minute Maid Park promptly at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event to receive final instructions, check-in and line up. Students should use the Atrium Entrance. Family and guests must use the Right & Center Field Entrances. Tickets are not needed for entrance into Minute Maid Park.

Entrepreneur Farouk Shami, founder and chairman of Farouk Systems, Inc., which manufacturers the world-renowned brands BioSilk and CHI, will serve as guest speaker at commencement. UHD students recently collaborated with his company on a marketing research project to gauge product loyalty and customer feedback.

The student speaker will be Danielle Picklesimer, who is graduating with a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics.

To watch the ceremony using UHD's live video feed - click here. (* Note: The stream will begin around 1p.m.)

UH-D commencement