May 15, 2018
For the more than 6,000 students sitting in a sea of Carolina blue in Kenan Stadium on May 13, the journey to graduation was anything but easy. There were demanding classes, all-nighters and countless assignments...Read More
Feb. 15, 2018
Social entrepreneur Rye Barcott ’01 will deliver the University’s spring Commencement address on May 13 in Kenan Stadium. Before graduating from UNC on an ROTC scholarship, Barcott co-founded Carolina for Kibera through the Center for...Read More
Jan. 26, 2018
One of the largest research awards made to the University just got bigger. It’s not only UNC’s largest project in global health, but the largest single award the University has ever received, at $231.9 million....Read More
Cancer researcher Dr. Lisa Carey told graduates at UNC’s December Commencement they likely won’t have trouble being successful in life, because they’ve already proved they can succeed.
“And people who succeed tend to do it over and over again,” Carey said. “The trick now is for you to decide in what way will you succeed and do things you can be proud of in the future.”
Carey was the featured speaker at the Sunday ceremony in Dean E. Smith Center. She told the graduates they were well prepared to take on the challenges ahead.
“Celebrate your accomplishments, do something to be proud of, but make it something you are also passionate about,” Carey said. “You are better and stronger than you might imagine. Use those strengths to solve the problems we all face. You are ready; you’ve been preparing for four years now.”
Carey is associate professor of medicine and UNC Breast Center medical director. She joined the UNC faculty in 1998 and has directed the breast center since 2003. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she is a clinical faculty member in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Chancellor Holden Thorp ’86 presided at the ceremony for students who graduated in August as well as those graduating in December. Totals just before the event showed 1,197 bachelor’s, 767 master’s, 281 doctoral and 33 professional degrees, for a total of 2,278 degrees, were to be awarded. The professional degrees are from the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing and pharmacy. An estimated crowd of nearly 3,000 attended.