University Registrar's Office

Program of Events & Participants

The Commencement Brass

by Arthur Bliss

and Procession of the Nobles
by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

performed by The Commencement Brass
William P. Carroll, conductor

Faculty Marshal and Mace Bearer
Robert M. Calhoon
Professor, Department of History

Rev. Mr. Ron Moss
UNCG Wesley-Luther Campus Ministry

America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)
text by Samuel F. Smith

Audience Participation

My country, 'tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims' pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring:

My native country, thee,
land of the noble free, thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
thy woods and templed hills;
my heart with rapture thrills, like that above.

Greetings from the Faculty and Introduction of the Chancellor
Mariana Newton
Chair, Faculty Senate, and Associate Professor,
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Welcome and Introduction of the Platform Party
Patricia A. Sullivan

Greetings from The UNC General Administration
Jeffrey R. Davies
Vice President for Finance, General Administration, The University of North Carolina

Greetings from the UNCG Alumni Association
Sarah Langston Cowan, '65 & '81
President-Elect, UNCG Alumni Association

Greetings from the December Class of 1999
Megan Keefe Govus
Speaker for the December Class

America the Beautiful
arrg. Cecil Effinger
performed by The Commencement Chorus and Brass

Introduction of the Commencement Speaker
Patricia A. Sullivan

Commencement Address
"The Wind and the Sun"
Hazel N. Brown
Professor, School of Nursing,
and recipient of the UNCG Teaching Excellence Award

Authorization for the Conferring of Degrees
Thomas R. Sloan
Vice Chair, UNCG Board of Trustees

Conferring of Degrees
Patricia A. Sullivan

Presentation of Graduate Degree Candidates
Brad Bartel
Dean of the Graduate School

Presentation of Undergraduate Degree Candidates
A. Edward Uprichard

Baccalaureate Degrees

Academic Deans
for the College of Arts and Sciences, Walter H. Beale
for the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, James K. Weeks
for the School of Education, David G. Armstrong
for the School of Health and Human Performance, Robert W. Christina
for the School of Human Environmental Sciences, Helen A. Shaw
for the School of Music, Arthur R. Tollefson
for the School of Nursing, Lynne G. Pearcey

Presentation of Students Graduating with Honors
A. Edward Uprichard

Concluding Remarks
Patricia A. Sullivan

The Alma Mater
We raise our voices, let them swell
In a chorus loud and strong;
The rolling hills send back the sound
Of our triumphant song.
For in one great unbroken band
With loyal hearts and true,
Your sons and daughters stand and sing
University, to you.

Rev. Moss

Ringing of the University Bell
Meegie Cloninger Stout
for the Class of 1949

and Lorrie Robin Koslow
for the Class of 1999

by Elgar Howarth

by Sergei Prokofiev

performed by The Commencement Brass

All graduates, guests, and faculty are invited to attend the Reception to be held immediately
following the ceremony, in the East Wing of the Special Events Center.

Other Ceremony Participants
Chief Marshal, Lucy Brent Robbins
Assistant Chief Marshal, Alicia Joy Hoffman
Assistant Chief Marshal, James R. Sealey
Interpreters for the Hearing Impaired, Michelle M. Stack and Stacy L. Rich
Readers, Lori B. Koenig, MFA, '92, and Hardy E. Koenig, MFA, '94

Reception Music
UNCG Jazz Quartet
Aaron T. Martin, Max T. Wood, Michael P. St. Clair, William C. Postlethwait