UNCG Campus Weekly

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2,400 Spartans turn tassels

Photo of graduates with one graduate holding up a I bleed blue and gold sign during May 2015 commencementApproximately 2,400 students were awarded degrees Friday at UNCG’s Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony. The event has held at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Of those new graduates, 1,814 received baccalaureate degrees, 474 received master’s degrees, 22 received Specialist in Education degrees and 66 were hooded with doctoral degrees.

Tim Rice, the former CEO of Cone Health, delivered a Dr. Seuss themed commencement address. He was introduced by Acting Chancellor Dana Dunn. Rice was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters as part of commencement ceremonies.

Former chancellor Linda P. Brady and the achievements of UNCG during her tenure were recognized during the ceremony.

Dr. Joseph Starobin (JSNN / UNCG Nanoscience) received the UNC Board of Governors Award for Teaching Excellence.

Student speaker Dickson Ibeh-Kingsley said, “Fellow graduates… today we will leave here separated but forever connected. We will miss all the amazing friendships we have built during our time at UNCG, but wherever life may take us know that despite the distance our roots will remain forever intertwined … because ONCE A SPARTAN… ALWAYS A SPARTAN.”

See the full text of Tim Rice’s commencement address.

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