Summer commencement to be held August 5thBy Adam Dodson | 08/03/2017 8:21am
The University of Alabama will hold its summer commencement exercise August 5 at Coleman Coliseum. Over 750 undergraduates and graduate students representing their various schools and departments will be a part of the ceremony. Commencement will begin at 9 a.m and the University anticipates awarding 1,442 degrees.
The senior associate dean and professor in the UA College of Education, Dr. Elizabeth K. Wilson, will be the commencement marshal for the ceremony. Her career of teaching, research and service has focused on teacher education and school-university initiatives. This work includes grants that have provided more than $3 million to local schools. Wilson has received national awards including the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award and the Paul W. Bryant Professorship for Teaching. In 2016, Wilson was one of 50 teachers invited to a White House summit on educational technology and how it relates to teachers.
The commencement ceremony will be broadcast live at ua.edu/commencement/ and will be archived on the page for 30 days after the ceremony. The University of Alabama awards degrees and holds commencement exercises on December 16 for the end of the Fall 2017 semester and May 4-6 in the Spring 2018 semester.