UVI to Confer Nearly 300 Degrees at 2019 Commencement

University of the Virgin Islands Graduation

The University of the Virgin Islands will confer just under three hundred degrees at the 2019 Commencement Ceremonies set for this week. The ceremonies will take place at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, on the campus grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and on Friday, May 17, at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.

CNN political commentator, lawyer and former state legislator Bakari Sellers will deliver the keynote address.

UVI will bestow honorary degrees upon two prominent alumni: Cornel Williams and Dr. Simon Jones-Hendrickson. Cornel Williams will receive an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration at St. Thomas’ commencement ceremony and Dr. Simon Jones-Hendrickson, a former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, will receive an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters on St. Croix.

Christopher Michael Rosario will be this year’s class speaker on the Albert A. Sheen Campus; Anyah Ferris will be the class speaker on the St. Thomas Campus.

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UVI Graduation Ceremony in 2018 on St. Croix Campus

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 to accommodate persons parking at Reichhold Center, the Administration and Conference Center (ACC), and the upper campus.

The ceremonies will be livestreamed on UVI’s YouTube page.  The ceremony’s livestream can also be found on the homepage of UVI’s website – www.uvi.edu

DaVybe 107.9 FM will broadcast the commencement ceremonies. The public can also listen live using the TuneIn App. WUVI 97.3 FM will simulcast DaVybe’s stream online.

2019 Commencement Statistics

School of Business — St. Thomas — St. Croix — SXM
Master of Business Administration 1 — 3
Master of Business Administration and Accounting (Dual Degree) 0
Master of Accounting — 1
Bachelor of Business Administration — 30 — 24
Bachelor of Arts — 18 — 11 — 1
Associate of Arts 2 — 1
Total School of Business 52 — 39 –1
School of Education
Master of Arts Education — 1 – 1 — 1
Master of Arts School Guidance and Counseling — 2
Master of Arts Educational Leadership — 2
Bachelor of Arts – 9 – 6 — 4
Associate of Arts — 2
Total Education – 14 – 9 — 5
School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science – 6 — 14
Associate of Science
Total Nursing – 6 — 14
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Master of Arts in Public Administration – 5 — 6
Master of Arts in Psychology – 2 — 1
Bachelor of Science – 4 — 0
Bachelor of Arts – 32 — 13
Associate of Applied Science – 6 — 3
Total College of Liberal Arts – 49 — 23
College of Science and Mathematics
Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Education
Master of Marine and Environmental Sciences – 9 — 0
Bachelor of Science –48 — 6
Bachelor of Arts – 2 — 0
Associate of Science – 7 — 1
Associates of Applied Science – 0 — 7
Total College of Science and Math – 66 — 14
Ph.D. In Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change — 5
Total Creative Leadership for Innovation and Change — 5

Statistics contained in this press release refer to degrees conferred in the fall (December 2018) and the spring (May 2019) 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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