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UVI to Award Over 300 Degrees at 2017 Commencement Ceremony (735 hits)

The University of the Virgin Islands will award more than 300 degrees at the 53rd annual Commencement Ceremonies on May 11 and 12, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and on the St. Thomas Campus, respectively. Over 100 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus. More than 200 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus.

The class speaker on the Albert A. Sheen Campus will be Carlotta M. Walcott. The class speaker on the St. Thomas Campus will be Monel Marcellin.

Iyanla Vanzant Ė prolific and commanding author, inspirational speaker, television personality and healer of people, will be UVIís 2017 commencement keynote speaker, and will receive an honorary doctorate. Outstanding educator Ruth Elma Thomas and musical icon Stanley Jacobs 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 Da-Vybe Radio Station 107.9 FM and will stream live online from this direct link. WUVI 1090 AM/97.3 FM, UVIís student run radio station, will carry a live stream of both commencement ceremonies on http://wuvi.am. The St. Croix ceremony will also be broadcast on 1090 AM/97.3 FM. Both ceremonies will also be live streamed on UVIís YouTube channel or from these direct links: May 11, Commencement on the Sheen Campus and May 12, Commencement on the St. Thomas Campus.


More: http://www.uvi.edu/news/articles/2017/17_066_2017_commencement.aspx
Posted By: Elynor Moss
Wednesday, May 10th 2017 at 9:20AM
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