Friday, January 8, 2010

Congratualtions to our newest alumni!

This past December, a record number of students graduated to alumni status at UNCW. The commencement ceremonies held on December 12th saw 1,729 receive their undergraduate and graduate degrees. With the challenge of finding a way to fit all those people and their families into Trask Coliseum, winter commencement ceremonies were split into two ceremonies for the first time.

As more are coming back to complete their degrees and also pursue graduate programs, this trend is likely to continue to grow. UNCW is stepping up to the demand and staying true to it's mission of providing the most powerful learning experience possible. Evidence is shown by the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program which is one of the top 25 MFA programs in creative writing in the nation. Take a look at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry which ranks 10th out of more than 650 colleges and universities nationwide in production of bachelor of science graduates certified by the American Chemical Society, according to an ACS committee and you'll see another reason why students are flocking to UNCW.

For more than 60 years UNCW has grown and flourished. We're excited to see what's to come in 2010 and beyond!

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