St. Mary’s University alumna Kelley L. Frost, Ph.D., licensed professional counselor, will serve as keynote speaker at the 17th annual Fall Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 9.

The ceremony will be a defining moment for 296 new graduates, including 154 receiving bachelor’s degrees, 134 receiving master’s degrees and eight students receiving a doctoral degree.

Frost provides individual, couples and family counseling in private practice, according to her website. She earned her master’s (Community Counseling, 2007) and doctorate (Counselor Education and Supervision, 2012) from St. Mary’s. She’s also a member of the St. Mary’s Board of Trustees.

Commencement exercises will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Bill Greehey Arena, inside the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center on the St. Mary’s campus. Baccalaureate Mass will be held Friday, Dec. 8, at 5:30 p.m., also at Greehey Arena. Media are welcome at both events.

Live streaming video is available for family and friends who are unable to attend the commencement ceremony in person.

The St. Mary’s School of Law will honor Doctor of Jurisprudence, Master of Laws and Master of Jurisprudence candidates at its sixth annual Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in Conference Room A of the University Center on campus. Professor Emeritus of Law Bonita K. Roberts will provide remarks.

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Describing her approach to counseling, Frost states:

One of my favorite words is “grace,” because it encompasses so much of what is required in our important relationships. Extending grace to another takes compassion, which can be especially challenging when anger and conflict reign. The counseling process can help heal old wounds to create more harmonious relationships.

Frost has served on the boards of the Blood & Tissue Center Foundation, the Charity Ball Association, Family Service Association and the Cancer Center Council.

Frost’s husband, Patrick, is president of Frost Bank. They support many charities and nonprofits, including the San Antonio Area Foundation, the San Antonio Library Foundation, the UT System, UT-Austin, UTSA, Vanderbilt University, Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children, United Way, University of the Incarnate Word, Texas Lutheran University and Texas State Aquarium.

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