UNC’s Fall 2010 Graduation Ceremonies to be Held Dec. 10-11

The University of Northern Colorado will host fall graduation ceremonies Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, at Butler-Hancock Hall, south of the intersection of 14th Avenue and 20th Street.

The Graduate School ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. About 175 candidates are scheduled to receive their master's, doctoral and specialist degrees.

The featured speaker will be UNC professor emerita of Psychological Sciences and author Jeanne Ellis Ormrod. Ormand taught at UNC for 22 years between 1976 and 1998, and has authored several popular textbooks. Her expertise is the nature of human learning, memory and thinking processes.

More information on the Graduate School ceremony is available on the Graduate School's website.

About 615 are scheduled to receive their degrees during two ceremonies in Butler-Hancock Hall on Saturday, Dec. 11.

The ceremony for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and University College will be at 9 a.m.

The ceremony for the Monfort College of Business, College of Natural and Health Sciences, and College of Performing and Visual Arts will be at 2 p.m.

The featured speaker for both ceremonies will be actor, director and playwright Greg Germann, a 1978 graduate of UNC's School of Theatre Arts and Dance. Germann, who's appeared in numerous movies, is probably best-known for his character Richard Fish on the television show "Ally McBeal."

More information on the undergraduate ceremonies is available on the Registrar's website.

About the Class of Fall 2010
- No. of students graduating: 787 receiving bachelor's and graduate degrees
- No. of students earning bachelor's: 614
- No. of students earning master's: 142
- No. of students earning specialist: 11
- No. of students earning doctorates: 20
- Average age: 25 (undergrad), 34 (grad)
- Graduate's average GPA: 3.09 (undergrad), 3.80 (grad)
- Average number of years to graduation (undergrad): 4
- Top 5 majors (by degrees awarded/percent of total): Undergraduate - Interdisciplinary Studies (87/14 percent), Business Administration (78/12.5 percent), Nursing (55/8.8 percent), Communication Studies (30/4.8 percent), Sport and Exercise Science (30/4.8 percent), Psychology (29/4.7 percent); Graduate - Special Education (28/16.8 percent), Sport and Exercise Science (23/13.8 percent), Educational Leadership (20/12 percent), Clinical Counseling (16/9.6 percent), Education (13/7.8 percent)
- International Countries Represented: Seven (Botswana, China, Japan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan)
- States Represented: 22 (AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, IN, IL, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NM, NY, OR, TX, VA, WA, WY)
- Colorado Counties Represented: 26 (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Clear Creek, Delta, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Garfield, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose, Morgan, Phillips, Pueblo, Routt, Summit, Teller, Weld, Yuma)