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Media Invited to Cover UVI Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 12 - 13

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Members of the media are invited to photograph and cover the University of the Virgin Islands’ 52nd annual Commencement Ceremonies on May 12 and 13, on the St. Thomas Campus and the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, respectively. UVI will award nearly 300 degrees at the ceremonies.

More than 200 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Nearly 100 degrees will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus. The class speaker on the St. Thomas Campus will be Patrice Harris.  The class speaker on the Albert A. Sheen Campus will be Akeem O. McIntosh.

Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Sir Hilary Beckles – distinguished scholar, international historian, transformation leader and Caribbean intellectual – will be UVI’s 2016 commencement keynote speaker, and will receive an honorary doctorate.  Ruth Moolenaar, of St. Thomas, and Richard A. Schrader, Sr., of St. Croix, will also receive honorary doctorates.

Please RSVP by contacting the Public Relations Office at (340) 693-1057.

What: 2016 Commencement Ceremony - St. Thomas Campus
When: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Venue: UVI Sports and Fitness Center - St. Thomas Campus

What:  2016 Commencement Ceremony - Sheen Campus
When: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Grounds - Albert A. Sheen Campus - St. Croix


Contact: UVI Public Relations Office - (340) 693-1057