WTAMU Awards First Ever Ph.D.

An academic milestone for West Texas A&M's University and one woman. 

Kim McCuistion earned the first doctoral degree in university history.

Mcuistion earned her Ph.D of Agriculture and was the first student to cross the stage in tonight's graduation ceremony.

According to Dr. Clark, Dean of the College of Agriculture, "Kim has been an excellent Ph.D student who has set the bar high..."

The doctoral program in agriculture was begun in the Fall of 2003.

Three honorary doctorates have previously been awarded by WT.