Congratulations to the UNCW Class of 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

UNCW celebrated the accomplishments of the Class of 2016, the largest in the university’s history, with four commencement ceremonies held in Trask Coliseum on May 6 and 7. More than 2,300 undergraduates, graduate and doctoral students received their degrees as part of UNCW’s 91st commencement exercises.  

See more commencement coverage on UNCW’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sites. Want to share congratulations with the Class of 2016? Use #UNCW2016 on social media.

commencement celebration

Re-broadcasts of the ceremonies will be shown via The Learning Network, and a photo gallery as well as a video of the ceremonies and related events will be posted to the UNCW homepage the week of May 9. Visit WE ARE UNCW to read profiles of four seniors from the Class of 2016.

The May 6 ceremony for the Cameron School of Business featured guest speaker Jean Matney English ’96, Vice President of Global Marketing at IBM Cloud. The ceremony for the Watson College of Education and the College of Health and Human Services included remarks from Randall Williams, Deputy Secretary for Health Services, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

commencement in Trask Coliseum

The May 7 ceremonies for the College of Arts and Sciences featured speakers Rebecca Lee, UNCW associate professor of creative writing, and Steve McNamee, UNCW professor of sociology and criminology.