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A look back

2014 Fall Commencement

The University of Georgia welcomed its newest class of alumni on Dec. 19 as 1,858 undergraduates and 497 graduate students—a total of 2,355—have met requirements to walk in the university's fall Commencement ceremonies.

2014 Summer Combined Commencement

Nearly 1,400 students are eligible to walk in the University of Georgia’s summer Commencement ceremony on Aug. 1 at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Stegeman Coliseum. UGA alumnus Abit Massey, a 1949 graduate and president emeritus of the Georgia Poultry Federation, gave the address at the combined commencement ceremony.

2014 Spring Commencement

The University of Georgia welcomed its newest class of alumni on May 9, 2014. Approximately 4,269 undergraduates and 1,105 graduate students—a total of 5,374—have met requirements to walk in the university's spring Commencement ceremonies.

2013 Fall Commencement

Approximately 2,176 University of Georgia students were eligible to receive degrees at the 2013 fall semester Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 13 in Stegeman Coliseum. An estimated 1,667 students were eligible to participate in the ceremony for undergraduates. Amy Glennon, a UGA alumna and first female publisher of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, delivered the undergraduate address. An estimated 509 candidates for master's, doctoral and specialist in education degrees were eligible to participate in the graduate ceremony. E. Culpepper "Cully" Clark, who served as dean of the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2006 to June of this year, addressed the graduates and guests.

2013 Summer Commencement

For the 1,499 UGA students eligible to walk in the 2013 summer Commencement ceremony held Aug. 2 in Stegeman Coliseum, their mission in recent years has been putting hours of studying into earning their degrees.
Commencement speaker Inez Moore Tenenbaum, chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and a two-time UGA degree recipient, encouraged those graduates, who took to the coliseum floor in their caps and gowns, to be mission-minded as they now use their degrees to pursue the next stage in their lives. The combined graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremony included an eligible 708 undergraduate students, 573 master’s and specialist students, and 218 doctoral candidates. Jere W. Morehead presided over Commencement for the first time as president of the University of Georgia. In his opening remarks, Morehead encouraged graduates to keep their surrounding communities in mind as they pursue their careers.

2013 Spring Commencement

More than 4,100 undergraduates and nearly 1,100 graduate students were eligible to receive diplomas in the University of Georgia's spring Commencement ceremonies on May 10, 2013. U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., delivered the undergraduate address, and doctoral and master's degree students heard from UGA professor Stephen Hajduk, head of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology. During the undergraduate ceremony, Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African-American student to graduate from the university, was recognized with an honorary doctor of laws degree.
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