UNC Asheville to Hold December Commencement Ceremony
Thu, 12/09/2010 - 2:27pm
UNC Asheville will hold its December Commencement Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, located in the Asheville Civic Center. Some 207 students are candidates for bachelor's and Master of Liberal Arts degrees. A reception for graduates and their families will be held in the Civic Center lobby immediately following the ceremony. No tickets are required.
The commencement address will be given by Daniel S. Pierce, UNC Asheville history professor and department chair who received the University's 2010 Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award. Pierce, who joined the faculty in 1999, has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to students and to enhancing academic rigor at UNC Asheville. A noted Southern historian who holds a doctorate in history from the University of Tennessee, Pierce is the author of "Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France," which was released by UNC Press earlier this year. Recently, Pierce was awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to create “Power and Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia,” a three-week summer institute for school teachers focusing on the history and cultures of Southern Appalachia.
Commencement parking is available in the Civic Center parking deck and other parking decks downtown; special event flat rates will be in effect. In addition, on-street, metered parking is also available around the Civic Center.
In case of extremely severe winter weather, the ceremony will be canceled; information concerning cancellation will be posted on UNC Asheville's homepage at www.unca.edu and on the University's Snowline at 828.259.3050.
For more information about UNC Asheville's December Commencement Ceremony, call the Alumni Relations Office at 828.251.6512 or click on www.unca.edu/commencement/.