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Commencement exercises on campus Friday included ceremonies for the School of Law, School of Medicine, and undergraduate and graduate ceremonies for five other colleges and schools.
Commencement exercises on campus Friday included ceremonies for the School of Law, School of Medicine, and undergraduate and graduate ceremonies for five other colleges and schools.

Commencement

“I’ll miss the atmosphere, the people,” he said of his tenure at Carolina. “I came to USC because it’s a great school with great academics. I’ve always been a Gamecock fan, and I always will be.”

Earlier in the day, the School of Law awarded 235 degrees in a ceremony on the university’s historic Horseshoe. The School of Medicine awarded 68 medical degrees in a ceremony at the Koger Center.

Commencement continues Saturday, May 9, with a 9:30 a.m. ceremony at the Colonial Life Arena for bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates from South Carolina Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences. Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and former president of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will speak.

Don Fowler, an advertising executive and political consultant and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, will speak at 3:30 p.m. at the last bachelor’s and master’s degree commencement exercise.

The university will award 91 doctoral degrees at a 1 p.m. ceremony at the Koger Center. Dr. Michael Amiridis, dean of the College of Engineering and Computing, will speak.

The university also will award five associate’s degrees, 2,676 baccalaureate degrees, 120 pharmacy degrees, 33 certificates, 1,016 master’s degrees and 28 specialist’s degrees from its Columbia campus.

By Office of Media Relations

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Posted: 05/08/09 @ 6:00 PM | Updated: 05/09/09 @ 5:06 PM | Permalink

Saturday (May 9) schedule
At Colonial Life Arena

 

   9:30 a.m.

  • Honors College
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Speaker: Gerald Wayne Clough, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and former president of the Georgia Institute of Technology

 

   1 p.m.

  • Doctoral degree ceremony
  • Speaker: Michael Amiridis, dean of the College of Engineering and Computing

 

   3:30 p.m.

  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management
  • Fort Jackson Military Base Program
  • Interdisciplinary Programs
  • School of Music
  • College of Social Work
  • Palmetto Programs
  • Speaker: Donald L. Fowler, advertising executive and political consultant and former chair of the Democratic National Committee

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