Commencement Ceremonies Scheduled Dec. 15

UNCW's newest graduates celebrated commencement on Dec. 15.

Monday, December 03, 2012

More than 1,100 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students, as well as six doctoral students, graduated Dec. 15 from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Two commencement ceremonies were held in Trask Coliseum:

  • 9:30 a.m. for the Cameron School of Business, the College of Health and Human Services and the Watson College of Education
  • 1 p.m. for the College of Arts and Sciences.

The graduates' families and friends filled the stands at Trask Coliseum. Anganette Young, chief executive officer of the New Hanover Community Health Center, gave the commencement address during the first ceremony. Dr. Herbert Berg from the international studies faculty spoke during the second ceremony.

Chancellor Gary L. Miller advised the graduates in both ceremonies to become active, involved citizens, to focus on learning throughout their lives, to care about their communities and improving the lives of others, and to embrace the "great variety of ideas, people and cultures" in the world.

"Everyone here is fortunate," he said. "Celebrate your good fortune by giving back and paying forward."


Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, 910-962-7631,