The University of West Alabama will honor nearly 600 graduates at fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Pruitt Gymnasium on the UWA campus, with Presidential Receptions open to all graduates and their guests from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Bell Conference Center.
The University will confer degrees in the Ira D. Pruitt Division of Nursing and in the colleges of Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Business, Education, and the School of Graduate Studies.
The University will recognize students graduating from the UWA Honors Program and those graduating with honors. There will also be special recognition for the faculty recipients of the Nellie McCrory Service Excellence Award, the McIlwain Bell Trustee Professor Award and the William E. Gilbert Award for Outstanding Teaching.
Director of Choral Activities Willie Williams will lead the UWA Singers in a special performance honoring graduates. In addition, the UWA Band, directed by Glenn Smith, will perform.
Guests must have tickets, which are available from the graduates, to attend the ceremonies in Pruitt Gym. Overflow seating to watch the commencement exercises will be available in Bibb Graves Auditorium. For more information, call 205-652-3833.