Congratulations to the new WCU graduates!

 Commencement ceremony, Fall 2013. Photo by Ceillie Simkiss.

Commencement ceremony,Fall 2013. Photo by Ceillie Simkiss.

Western Carolina University had its commencement ceremony on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, recognizing the academic achievements of about 1300 WCU graduates, as the University said a record-breaking spring class.
WCU Office of Communication and Public Relations reported that:

After all the scores from final exams are tallied and academic records are finalized, WCU’s spring class, including recipients of both undergraduate and graduate degrees, is expected to total about 1,385 graduates, which would be the largest class in university history and 45 more graduates than were in last year’s record spring class. Boosted by surging enrollments, the size of WCU’s spring class has doubled in the last 11 years.

The university scheduled three commencements on the Cullowhee campus in the spring to allow the Ramsey Center to accommodate the number of graduating students participating in the ceremonies and the audiences.