George Strait was presented an honorary doctorate degree by Texas State University at a private ceremony in San Marcos on Friday (May 26). Strait graduated from the university in 1979 with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. "Doctor Strait," he said. "I like the sound of that. I am so proud to be a graduate of Texas State University and appreciate so much that you did this for me." Strait played his first gig with the Ace in the Hole Band in San Marcos as a college student.