Tuesday, May 18, 2010

UAF Celebrates is 88th Commencement

This weekend, UAF celebrated its 88th Commencement on May 16th at the Carlson Center here in Fairbanks. At the event, we honored more than 1,000 graduates completing programs ranging from Certificates all the way through PhDs. We were particularly honored to be conferring 42 PhDs this year, and three honorary PhDs. This was also President Hamilton's final Commencement as President, and he was honored with the title of President Emeritus, an honor which has only been given to three other presidents in UAF's nearly 90 Commencements.

On a personal note, there's a certain weight that comes with commencement. It actually hits you that you've completed something big, something important. For those reading this, I heartily encourage you to participate and walk if you can when you complete whatever program you dream of completing. It's a rite of passage, and you may think you're doing it for your family, I know I did, but I found out during the ceremony that it was really for me. I'm thrilled to still be involved in UAF's Commencements.

If you want to learn more about the event, read the official article here.

Thanks for reading, and Ad Summum!

Posted by Joe Alloway, Admissions Counselor, UAF Alum '07, '08, and soon to be '11

PS: Our class speaker for this year was excellent, check her out

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