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125th Spring Commencement

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You

I invite you to join us for the 126th Spring Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin. Our Commencement ceremony is one of the most uplifting and enjoyable events I have ever experienced. In a festive evening of music, tradition and spectacular fireworks, our graduating students unite with classmates, family and friends to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the class of 2009.

When people think of The University of Texas at Austin, they recognize it is a unique place. They know that the "Eyes of Texas" – and the world – are upon each and every one here.

For 126 years, UT has represented this state’s greatest aspirations and noblest dreams. The University has inspired generations of outstanding students to pursue their ambitions and to make valuable contributions to their communities and to our state, our nation, and beyond.

I congratulate the graduates of 2009 and offer my sincere appreciation to parents, friends and family members for their roles in shaping the lives of these extraordinary students.

William Powers Jr.

William Powers Jr.
The University of Texas at Austin