Lee Hudson Murray graduated on May 9, 2008, from Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Murray is from San Saba.
The graduation speaker was Eric M. Bost, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa. Among his responsibilities is overseeing President Bush’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which provides treatment to more than 2 million South Africans infected with HIV/AIDS. Bost has served as Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services and the Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Department of Human Services.
Bost said students should take time and think before they speak or act. He said there is always time to pause and consider what should be your next action.
This semester, Texas A&M awarded a record 5,484 degrees to graduates in the two-day graduation ceremonies, which were held at Reed Arena.
With an enrollment of more than 6,400 students, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees and has a faculty of more than 300 members, including two Nobel laureates. Research programs include human and animal health, genetics, renewable natural resources and bioenergy.