Bush School Graduates Record Number of Students for Class of 2016

May 24, 2016

On Friday, May 13, the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, graduated more than 150 students from the Public Service and Administration Department and the International Affairs Department—the largest graduating class in the School’s history. This marks the first year the School held two separate graduation celebrations with 71 public service and administration students receiving their certificate of completion in the morning and 85 international affairs students in the afternoon.

The previous day, the School held a ceremony for individuals who received graduate Certificates in Nonprofit Management, Homeland Security, and Advanced International Affairs. More than 100 students completed twelve hours of coursework either online or on campus in order to receive their certificates.

The Bush School continues to post impressive employment statistics, with nearly 90 percent of graduates from the Class of 2015 receiving a job within six months after graduation. Students graduating from the Bush School enter a variety of exciting careers in public service, including careers in state and local government, nonprofit management, the federal government, and the private sector. Former students from the Bush School can be found at various levels of the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, including the Brookings Institution, the Texas House of Representatives, Texas’ Office of the Governor, the American Red Cross, the US Senate, the US Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency, the US Department of Homeland Security, the RAND Corporation, and many others.

“I am confident that in the years ahead these graduates will find the standards they have achieved, in and out of the classroom, will serve them well in all aspects of their career,” said Dean Ryan Crocker. “They are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world as leaders who can excel in whatever profession they choose.”

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