DAHLONEGA, GA (01/07/2020)– In addressing the graduates in one of the two University of North Georgia (UNG) fall 2019 commencement ceremonies on Dec. 14, University System of Georgia Board of Regents chair-elect Sachin Shailendra encouraged graduates to engage, work hard and never quit. Nearly 1,000 students earned degrees from UNG during the fall 2019 semester.
“Your education has already changed you. It also has the power to change your community,” Shailendra said. “Your education has the power to change the city in which you live. Your education has the power to move our state forward in exciting ways. Your education even has the power to change the world.
Graduates for fall 2019 semester included:
JennySue Black of Monroe, GA, Associate of Arts in Business Administration Pathway.
Samuel Carter of Monroe, GA, Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Pathway.
Franklin Conner of Monroe, GA, Associate of Arts in English Education Pathway. with distinction
Caitlin Flanigan of Monroe, GA, Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Magna Cum Laude
Chesney Hearn of Loganville, GA, Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Dylan Jackson of Monroe, GA, Associate of Science in Criminal Justice Pathway.
Keana Lee of Loganville, GA, Associate of Science in Kinesiology/Exercise Science Pathway.
Steven Nalbandian of Loganville, GA, Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems.
Ashley Rutledge of Monroe, GA, Bachelor of Science in Human Services Delivery & Administration. Magna Cum Laude
Stephen Scott of Monroe, GA, Bachelor of Science in Film & Digital Media. Cum Laude
Victoria Shand of Monroe, GA, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.
Madison Shea of Loganville, GA, Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Jessica Still of Monroe, GA, Associate of Science in Physics Pathway.
Bianca Tinord of Loganville, GA, Associate of Science in Psychology Pathway.
Emily Warren of Loganville, GA, Associate of Arts in General Studies Pathway.
Katarina Wetzer of Loganville, GA, Associate of Science in Psychology Pathway. with distinction
Eden Williams of Monroe, GA, Associate of Arts in Theatre Pathway.
Logistics, manufacturing and innovation expert Alan Amling delivered the keynote speech for the second of the two ceremonies and reminded graduates that while they should celebrate their graduation, “this is not the end of your learning journey.”
“What employers are going to pay you for is your creativity,” Amling said. “Your creativity is nothing more than connecting your unique skills and experiences.”
Separate commissioning ceremonies were Dec. 13 for 20 members of the Corps of Cadets entering the U.S. Army or Army National Guard as second lieutenants. Individual commissioning ceremonies for the cadets recognized their service and leadership and formally marked their entry into the military.
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.