UNC Spring Commencement Ceremonies, May 7-8

About the Spring 2010 Graduation Class
- No. of students graduating: 1,474
- No. of students earning bachelor's degrees: 1,237
- No. of students earning graduate degrees: 237 (182 master's, 17 certificate/specialists, 38 doctorates)
- Age range: Undergrad: 19-57; Grad: 22-60
- Average age: Undergrad: 24; Grad: 33
- Graduate's average GPA: Undergrad: 3.19; Grad: 3.82
- Average number of years to graduation (undergrad): Nine semesters
- Top 5 majors (by degrees awarded)
Undergrad: Interdisciplinary Studies, Business Administration, Psychology, Communication Studies, Sport and Exercise Science, Journalism
Grad: Special Education, Clinical Counseling, Music, School Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science
- International Countries Represented (students earning UNC degrees): Six (Botswana, Germany, Saudia Arabia, South Korea and Taiwan)
- Countries of exchange students (at UNC, graduating from home countries): Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Taiwan
- States Represented: 34 (AK, AZ, CA, CO , CT, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WY)
- Colorado Counties Represented: 37 (Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Boulder, Clear Creek, Crowley, Custer, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Jefferson, Kiowa, La Plata, Lake, Larimer, Las Animas, Logan, Mesa, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Park, Phillips, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Routt, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld, and Yuma)


Update Friday, May 7: Please note that the undergraduate ceremony will go on as planned outdoors at Nottingham Field. Forecasts are calling for partly cloudy skies with morning temperatures between 40-50 degrees and winds between 6-15 mph. Please plan and dress accordingly. More information on the ceremony.

From April 20 - The University of Northern Colorado will hold ceremonies marking the 120th spring commencement May 7-8 on campus.

The Graduate School ceremony to award about 240 specialist, master's and doctoral degrees will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, in Butler-Hancock Hall, south of the intersection of 14th Avenue and 20th Street. Don Marostica, executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and a former state legislator, will be the featured speaker. He received his master's degree from UNC in 1975.

UNC alumna Marie L. Greenwood will be presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. After earning her bachelor's degree in education in 1935, Greenwood embarked on a 30-year teaching career that included being the first African American woman to be given a permanent contract to teach in Denver Public Schools and the first African American assigned to an all-white school in DPS.

On Saturday, May 8, Denver Broncos head athletic trainer Steve Antonopulos will address about 1,200 spring and 300 summer graduates during the undergraduate ceremony, 10 a.m. at Nottingham Field, intersection of 17th Avenue and Reservoir Road.

Antonopulos earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Health and Physical Education from UNC in 1972 and 1973, respectively. He's been head trainer for the Broncos since 1980. Before joining the Broncos, he was the head athletic trainer and a Health, Physical Education and Recreation instructor at Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

Distinguished faculty and student leadership awards will also be presented during the ceremony.

For more information about the ceremonies (including the inclement weather plan for the outdoor undergraduate ceremony):

- Undergraduate

- Graduate