Friday, December 14, 2018 - 11:27am
By:
Alan Flurry

With the undergraduates this morning and graduate students in the afternoon, Stegman coliseum is the setting today for nearly 2,800 new degrees presented to graduates during fall commencement ceremonies:

Eleven students will be recognized as First Honor Graduates during the undergraduate exercises for maintaining a 4.0 cumulative GPA in all work attempted at UGA as well as all college-level transfer work prior to or following enrollment at the university.

In addition, the university will award posthumous degrees to Oliver Walker Woodward, a Bachelor of Business Administration in real estate, and David Michael Miklesh, a Ph.D. in marine sciences.

Of the 1,224 graduate students eligible to walk at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony, 284 are doctoral candidates and 940 are receiving their master’s or specialist degrees.

Internationally recognized neurobiologist and geneticist Dr. Cori Bargmann will deliver the Commencement address at the graduate ceremony.

Congratulations to our graduates, their families and loved ones, and welcome back to campus to Franklin College alumna, Dr. Cori Bargmann. The Chapel bell is chimming with pride, joy and our best wishes.