UVI to Award Nearly 300 Degrees at 2016 Commencement Ceremonies

The University of the Virgin Islands will award nearly 300 degrees at the 52nd annual Commencement Ceremonies on May 12 and 13, on the St. Thomas Campus and the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, respectively. More than 200 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Nearly 100 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus.
The class speaker on the St. Thomas Campus will be Patrice Harris. The class speaker on the Albert A. Sheen Campus will be Akeem O. McIntosh.
Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles – distinguished scholar, international historian, transformation leader and Caribbean intellectual – will be UVI’s 2016 commencement keynote speaker. He will receive an honorary doctorate. Ruth Moolenaar of St. Thomas and Richard A. Schrader Sr. of St. Croix will also receive honorary doctorates.
Admission to the St. Thomas ceremony is by ticket only. Parking on the St. Thomas Campus will be available in the parking lot of the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Shuttle service will be provided from the Reichhold Center to the Sports and Fitness Center, beginning at 11 a.m. Parking will not be available at the Sports and Fitness Center.
Both ceremonies will be broadcast live on DaVybe Radio Station 107.9 FM and will stream live online. WUVI 1090 AM/97.3 FM, UVI’s student-run radio station, will carry a live stream of both commencement ceremonies on http://wuvi.am. The St. Croix commencement ceremony will also be broadcast on 1090 AM/97.3 FM.
Commencement 2016 Statistics
School of Business: St. Thomas/ St. Croix
Master of Business Administration – 5/3
Bachelor of Business Administration: 12/4
Bachelor of Arts: 53/22
Associate of Arts: 11/4
Total School of Business: 81/33
School of Education: St. Thomas/ St. Croix
Master of Arts: 9/7
Bachelor of Arts: 8/9
Associate of Arts: 1/1
Total Education: 18/17
School of Nursing: St. Thomas/ St. Croix
Bachelor of Science: 14/0
Associate of Science: 0/5
Total Nursing: 14/5
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: St. Thomas/ St. Croix
Master of Arts in Public Administration: 4/4
Master of Arts in Psychology: 0/4
Bachelor of Science: 6/1
Bachelor of Arts: 33/13
Associate of Applied Science: 4/4
Total College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: 47/26
College of Science and Mathematics: St. Thomas/ St. Croix
Master of Marine and Environmental Sciences: 10/0
Bachelor of Science: 30/6
Bachelor of Arts: 6/0
Associate of Science: 3/2
Total College of Science and Mathematics: 49/8
These statistics refer to degrees conferred in the fall (December 2015) and the spring (May 2016) unless otherwise noted. Students whose degrees were conferred in December are also listed in the commencement booklet for the May ceremonies. They also have the option of participating in the ceremonies.
 

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