Thursday, 10 January 2013
The Western Carolina University community brought the fall semester to a close Saturday (Dec. 15) as commencement exercises were held in Ramsey Regional Activity Center to honor the university’s newest graduating class and a group of Catamount alumni who were awarded degrees in August.
WCU’s fall class includes about 695 students who have recently been completing academic requirements to receive their degrees. A group of graduates who completed degree requirements during summer school and who already have been conferred degrees also joined in the ceremony.
Chancellor David O. Belcher presided over commencement and delivered the charge to the fall semester degree candidates and summer graduates. WCU senior Alecia Lorann Page, a Shelby native who serves as president of WCU’s Student Government Association, delivered the primary commencement address.