Rachel Lauren Rodgers, of Granbury, recently received her B.A. degree in Spanish from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

The university held commencement services for the Fall 2021 semester on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Bell County Expo Center. This was the university’s 165th graduating class, and a total of 417 students were awarded degrees, including 333 baccalaureate degrees, 45 master’s degrees, and 39 doctoral degrees.

UMHB President Dr. Randy O’Rear commended students for their dedication and determination to finish their degrees and celebrated the accomplishments of the class of 2021.