May 17-23, 2002
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Speaking on the Lawn
Reserve a 2002 graduation video
Finding cultural identity in deafness and teaching
Six students get grad school boost

Collins takes on international human rights

Student first at U.Va. to win Scottish fellowship
Sullivan Award winners honored
Healing, unity student’s passions
Award also goes to faculty member
Graduates have been pillars of U.Va. student self-governance
College is time of spiritual, intellectual growth
Adult degree program graduates first students
Graduation: Did you know?
Nursing student answers
9-11 call
Students will have their day in the sun
Graduate rallies volunteers to bring arts to schools
Fifteen dozen cookies and a law degree
Wise student aspires to career helping students in higher ed
The beauty of Antarctica beckons, but graduate’s passion is teaching

Graduation: Did you know?

Finals 2002 is a celebration of achievement, but it has many other facets as well. Here is a glimpse of the people, the scholarship and the effort behind the event:

• 3,255 baccalaureate degrees, 505 first professional degrees and 1,854 graduate degrees (including 292 Ph.D.s, 31 Doctor of Education degrees and one Doctor of Juridical Science degree) will be awarded.

• Seven students are graduating with perfect cumulative grade-point averages of 4.0 – Rebecca Ann Bagby, Sara Marie Girovasi, Jonathan Blandon Grimm, Kellan Rae Harne, Heather Renee Rudd, Holly Hill Sinclair and Allen Ukritnukun.

• The oldest degree recipient is 68-year-old John Howze of Alexandria. The youngest recipients are Ian German Mesner, 19 years, 2 months old; and Damita Charmaine Allen, 19 years, 8 months old.

• Twelve sets of twins will receive degrees, as will one mother-son pair, Kathryn and Christopher Ganske.

• University employees prepare for Finals by setting up 37,000 chairs, putting up 6,500 feet of roping and erecting 2,500 square feet of stages.

• Finally, a measure of the service that U.Va. students provide after graduating: The University ranks seventh among colleges and universities in the nation for the number of alumni serving in the Peace Corps. Currently, 58 U.Va. alumni are Peace Corps volunteers.


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