Local students graduate from UNG during summer 2019 commencement

Press release from Merit Pages

DAHLONEGA, GA (08/23/2019)– The University of North Georgia held commencement exercises for nearly 300 graduates on Aug. 2 at the Convocation Center on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus. For the summer semester, UNG awarded some 450 degrees and certificates.

Katherine Grace Boss of Loganville, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Associate of Arts in Business Administration Pathway.

Macy Daniele Brig of Monroe, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Kelly Dyal Briscoe of Monroe, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Pathway in Criminal Justice with concentration in Forensics.

David Alan Hagler of Loganville, GA, graduated Magna Cum Laude from UNG and has earned the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages with concentration in Chinese.

Andrew Cole Hodges of Loganville, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Associate of Science in General Studies Pathway.

Christina Marie Johnson of Loganville, GA, graduated Magna Cum Laude from UNG and has earned the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with concentration in Forensics.

Cheyenne Rose Kelly of Monroe, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Associate of Arts in General Studies Pathway.

Leigha Michelle McCord of Loganville, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary education – History (6-12).

Stephanie Lynn Moon of Monroe, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.

Kyle Lee Moon of Loganville, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Associate of Arts in Business Administration Pathway.

Allison Pooja Naidoo of Good Hope, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Associate of Arts in Social Work Pathway.

Erin Suzanne Rutledge of Loganville, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Associate of Science in Biology Pathway.

Caleb Lee Skinner of Loganville, GA, graduated Magna Cum Laude from UNG and has earned the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Teacher Certification.

Yvonne L Sprinkle of Monroe, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Lee Xiong of Monroe, GA, graduated from UNG and has earned the Associate of Arts in Business Administration Pathway.

Tina Yang of Monroe, GA, graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNG and has earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Rodney Bullard, vice president of corporate social responsibility for Chick-fil-A Inc. and executive director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, was the keynote speaker at the commencement. He said a degree gives the new graduates more than the opportunity to start a new job.

“It is an opportunity to become a good leader and a hero,” Bullard said. “The lesson for us today is that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you came from, each and every one of us have the ability to be someone else’s hero.”

Separate commissioning ceremonies were held earlier Aug. 2 for about two dozen members of the Corps of Cadets entering the armed forces as second lieutenants. The individual ceremonies attended by families, friends, faculty, and staff recognized the cadets’ service and leadership. Later, during the main commencement ceremony, the cadets again were recognized for their service and repeated their oaths, after which they received a standing ovation from the crowd.

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 certificates and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

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