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College of Education Honors Students Graduating with a Master’s or Doctoral Degree

May 23, 2013

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – More than 70 University students were recognized for their achievement in earning their master’s or doctoral degree at the College of Education Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 17, at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.   

This ceremony gives the future graduates the opportunity to recognize their family, friends, and educators whose support helped make their graduation possible. The Hooding Ceremony has been a favorite tradition in the College of Education since it began in 2002.  

Historically, scholars in some higher education settings wore robes as a daily uniform. They wore hoods with these robes for warmth. Over time, the size, shape, and lining of the hood came to signify a scholar’s academic rank. The ceremonial hooding of scholars became a tradition that continues to this day. By placing the hood over the students’ heads, professors symbolically welcome them as fellow scholars. Today, the hood’s colors represent a graduate’s university and major. The length of the hood relates to rank: the longer hoods of doctoral students represent their additional years of scholarship.

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