UNG confers degrees for local summer 2020 graduates

DAHLONEGA, GA (08/31/2020)– For the summer 2020 semester, the University of North Georgia awarded some 500 degrees and certificates. Ceremonies were canceled due to COVID-19, but UNG hosted a virtual celebration on the UNG commencement website.

Ryan Franklin of Loganville. Associate of Arts – General Studies AA Pathway. 

Brittney Moon of Good Hope. Associate of Arts – General Studies AA Pathway. 

Chase Wade of Monroe. Associate of Science – Biology Pathway. 

Kelly Marin of Loganville. Associate of Science – Early Childhood Educ Pathway. 

Kacie Fincher of Social Circle. Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice w/Forensics Concentration and Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Pathway. Summa Cum Laude

Alexa De La Rosa of Monroe. Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology/Health & Fitness. 

Rachel Thurston of Monroe. Bachelor of Science – Psychology. 

Graduates, family members, friends, UNG faculty and staff, and others were encouraged to post congratulatory photos and short videos on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #UNG20grad and #UNGremotegrad, which were collected and posted on the commencement site. They were also encouraged to use the hashtags #bestvirtualdayever and #UNGtogether.

A video message featuring UNG President Bonita Jacobs, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Chaudron Gille, and the deans of UNG’s colleges, along with traditional commencement music also was posted on the site.

Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia comprises five campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and academic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 20,000 students, the University of North Georgia is one of the state’s largest public universities. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

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