Graduation

UGA-Griffin student returns to college after 30-year break

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

At 54, Becky Griffin was the oldest University of Georgia student on the Griffin campus to be awarded a degree this fall, but that fact only fueled her drive to succeed.

After putting her graduate studies on hold for 30 years, Griffin juggled a full-time job and put thousands of miles on her car to complete her master’s degree. The mother of two adult daughters, both of whom are UGA graduates, Griffin was encouraged to finish her degree by Kris Braman, a former UGA Griffin researcher who now heads the UGA Department of Entomology.

“Deciding to go back to school after 30 years was a huge decision. When I told Dr. Kris Braman why I didn’t have a master’s degree, she said, ‘Well, we need to fix that.’ She encouraged me to apply, helped me map out a plan and served as my major professor throughout this process. She was the first person on my team,” Griffin said.

Fall 2017 Graduation and Celebration Ceremony

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Friday, December 22, 2017

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus held the Fall Graduation Celebration and Brick Ceremony for the class of 2017 on Thursday, December 14, 2017 in the Stuckey Auditorium. In total, 24 students received their degrees and became alumni of the oldest state-supported university in the nation. This was the 22nd graduation ceremony held on the Griffin Campus.  

 

Dr. Lew Hunnicutt, Assistant Provost and Campus Director, welcomed students, along with their families and friends, before introducing Keynote Speaker Dr. Russell Mumper, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs for UGA.

 

Dr. Mumper challenged the graduates to never become stagnant. Instead to keep challenging themselves, building upon their skills and accomplishments as well as being open to the possibility of change.

 

Spring Graduation 2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

The University of Georgia Griffin Campus Spring 2016 Graduation Celebration and Brick Ceremony was held Thursday, May 12 at 10:00am in the Stuckey Auditorium and Naomi Woodroof Pavilion. Owner of WKEU Radio and long-time supporter of UGA Griffin, Bill Taylor, was the graduation speaker. Christopher Reynolds, CAES Agribusiness major, was the student speaker.

The UGA Griffin Campus celebrated several firsts with having the largest number of students participate in the celebration and wear academic regalia. The new tradition of students “taking a picture with Uga” at his new home in the center of the campus Quad has begun. Approximately three hundred students, faculty, staff, family and friends of the UGA Griffin Campus attended the celebration. Special thanks to Blackshear Photography of Griffin, GA for providing photography for this event. View the full album here.

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