May Commencement 2017 UNC Asheville

At a beginning event highlighted by remarks from leading environment researcher and alumna Ko Barrett, and by physics and mathematics double-major Dylan Cromer, members of UNC Asheville’s Class of 2017 got their degrees with thousands of liked ones cheering at Kimmel Arena in the Sherrill.

Chancellor Mary K. Grant administered and provided honorary degrees to Barrett and 3 leaders in their fields– pediatrician Dr. Olson Huff, M.D., woodturner and carver Stoney Lamar, and Cherokee older and Beloved Woman Ellen Bird– in acknowledgment of their contributions to Western North Carolina.