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2005 Commencement

UNH Celebrates Its Graduates and Honors Students May 20-21
Honorary degrees awarded at 135th Commencement

Contact: Erika Mantz
UNH Media Relations

May 13, 2005

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire will kick off its Commencement weekend activities with a ceremony to recognize the academic achievements of its senior honors students and Presidential Scholars at its 2005 Honors Convocation Friday, May 20, at 4 p.m. in the Whittemore Center Arena. A reception will follow the ceremony.

The guest speaker for this year’s ceremony is Gale Carey, UNH professor of Animal and Nutritional Sciences. The title of her address is “Amazed Out of Time.” Seniors with a GPA of 3.2 or greater will be recognized as honors students, and those with a GPA of 3.7 or higher will be recognized as Presidential Scholars.

The next morning, Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m., graduates will share the celebration of their academic accomplishments with keynote speaker Tom Werner, award-winning television producer and chairman of the reigning World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox, at UNH’s 135th Commencement in Cowell Stadium.

Commencement also will feature the awarding of honorary degrees to Werner, the commencement speaker; Euripides Evriviades, UNH alumnus and current ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the United States; and John Lynch, governor of New Hampshire and former chair of the University System Board of Trustees.