CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A thousand graduates walked the stage Friday at Texas A&M University- Kingsville Steinke Athletic center as the university played host to three graduation ceremonies for their College of Business, Arts, Engineering school.

According to many graduates, the best part of their higher education was the professors at the university. 

"It's been wonderful. It's been a great experience. All the professors are amazing, and they're helpful, and it was a great experience," masters student Kastaylia Garcia.

"It was awesome. I had many professors, and I enjoyed the education department. Also, being apart of it," undergrad Rebecca Valdez saaid. 

Friday was the first graduation ceremony for Dr. Mark Hussey since taking over for retired president Dr. Steven Tallent.