ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The UAA Class of 2012 will celebrate its commencement ceremony on May 6 at the Sullivan Arena.
The University of Alaska Anchorage said 2,172 students applied for graduation and at this weekend’s ceremony and the class of 2012 will earn a total of 2,223 degrees or certificates.
Kent Spiers is this year’s student speaker, and the university said he’s been involved in many student organizations, becoming an advocate for a various causes.
Kent will earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a minor in environmental studies.
UAA and the University of Alaska Fairbanks will jointly award Ph.D.s in Clinical-Community Psychology.
UAA said it recently received approval from its regional accreditor, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, to expand the university’s status to include doctoral programs.
The graduation ceremony takes place Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. at the Sullivan Arena.
GCI will broadcast the ceremony on cable channel 1.
A special Graduate Degree Hooding Ceremony will honor graduate students receiving their hoods on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on UAA’s campus.