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UNCG Beyond Academics graduation May 1

Four students in Beyond Academics at UNCG, a four-year certification for young adults with developmental disabilities, will become the program’s second graduates on Tuesday, May 1.

The ceremony, 9:30 a.m. in Aycock Auditorium.

Beyond Academics has grown to 36 students.

The graduates will receive certificates in integrative community studies through UNCG’s Office of Undergraduate Studies. The public is invited to attend.

The graduating students have met the requirements of the course of study, which is holistically directed to a self-determined life as a young adult in the community of choice. As such, the four years at UNCG have provided intense preparation for careers, independent living and community involvement and networking.

The keynote speaker will be Duncan Munn, a career North Carolina public leader, whose experience before retirement included chief roles with the Department of Health and Human Services. His work involved planning and implementation of community service systems for adults with intellectual disabilities and more recently for infants and toddlers with developmental delays.

See last year’s UNCG Magazine story about Beyond Academics.