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
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