Commencement is a ceremony that traditionally marks the conclusion of one’s academic life, but this event also represents a beginning. Whether graduates continue onto advanced studies, enter the workforce or just start the rest of their lives, it is definitely an occasion to celebrate.
Former trustee Ruth Shaw will receive an honorary Doctor of Public Service in recognition of her support of education, her corporate leadership, and her commitment to the community. Prior to joining Duke Energy Corp. in 1992, Shaw was a leader in community college education. She used her experience in higher education and industry to advise UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois and former Chancellor Jim Woodward. During two stints on the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees, from 1995 to 2003 and 2005 to 2010, Shaw served as vice chair (1996-2003) and chair (2007-10).
UNC Charlotte will confer bachelor’s degrees upon approximately 2,500 new graduates. In addition, 1,065 graduate degrees and certificates, including 64 doctorates, will be presented during two ceremonies.
The College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Graduate School will confer degrees at 10:00 AM. The Belk College of Business, College of Arts + Architecture, College of Computing and Informatics, College and Health and Human Services, Lee College of Engineering and the Graduate School will award degrees at 3:00 PM.
UNC Charlotte will offer a live video stream of the ceremonies via the World Wide Web. Adobe Flash Player will be needed to view the video stream. More details are posted on the commencement website.
Residents in the Charlotte area will be able to see a live broadcast of each ceremony through UNC Charlotte Cable Television Channel 22 via Time Warner Cable.