Tarleton State University awarded 2017 distinguished alumnus and benefactor Dwain Mayfield an honorary doctorate of humane letters during commencement ceremonies for his involvement with students and his philanthropic support. Mayfield received the doctorate in the first of seven ceremonies at Tarleton’s commencement last weekend. Representing Texas A&M at the ceremony were Chancellor John Sharp and Chairman of the Board of Regents Charles W. Schwartz. Mayfield earned an associate’s degree at Tarleton in 1957, then bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M and another master’s from TCU. Before becoming president of ADM Global Resources, he worked on the F-16 fighter jet at Fort Worth’s General Dynamics.