Students from Abilene Christian University graduated in two commencement ceremonies at Moody Coliseum. The first at 11 a.m. and another at 3 p.m.
Across town, 180 students from McMurry University received their bachelor's and master's degrees. U.S. Represntative Mac Thornberry was their featured speaker.
Over at Hardin-Simmons University's Behrens Auditorium, 217 students received their bachelor's degrees, 48 received their master's degrees and four earned their doctorates.
In Brownwood, families and friends gathered inside the Brownwood Coliseum as 155 Howard Payne University students walked across the stage.