Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Commencement Speaker

Frank Anthony Bruni Jr.

"...it is as it was meant to be, the University of the people."

Charles Kuralt



Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Chancellor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Presentation of the Colors and National Anthem

Cadets and Midshipmen of the Army and Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kennedy B. Miller, Bachelor of Music with a Second Major in English and Comparative Literature

Welcome and Recognition of the Platform Party

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Chancellor

For the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina System

Randall C. Ramsey, Chair

Presentation of the UNC Board of Governors’ Award for Excellence in Teaching

Geoff Sayre-McCord, Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Philosophy

For the Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

David L. Boliek, Chair

For the General Alumni Association

Dana E. Simpson, Chair of the Board of Directors

For the Faculty

Mimi V. Chapman, Chair

Commencement Address

Frank Bruni ’86, Acclaimed Journalist and Bestselling Author

Conferring of Degrees

J. Christopher Clemens, Provost

The Deans

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Chancellor

Chancellor’s Charge to the Graduates

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Chancellor

Representing the Class of 2022

Juan C. Castro, President of the Class of 2022

Tribute to the Class of 2022

“Carolina In My Mind,” Performed by The Clef Hangers

“Hark the Sound,” Performed by Dean Terry Rhodes

Official Tassel Turn and Cap Toss

Charlie E. Robinette, Vice President of the Class of 2022

Honorary Degree Recipients

Frank Anthony Bruni Jr.

Doctor of Letters

Algenon Lamont Marbley

Doctor of Laws

Millie Archer Ravenel

Doctor of Laws

Edward Calvin Smith Jr.

Doctor of Laws

Carla D. Hayden

Doctor of Laws

I. Beverly Lake Jr.


Doctor of Laws

William E. Leuchtenburg

Doctor of Humane Letters

Carla Diane Hayden

Doctor of Laws

Isaac Beverly Lake Jr.


Doctor of Laws

Officers and Marshals

Officers of the Class of 2022

Juan C. Castro Jr., President

Charlie Robinette, Vice President

Katy Lucci ’13, Advisor

Marshals of the Class of 2022

Juan Castro, President

Charlie Robinette, Vice President

Emma Amaglo

Kacie Barrett

Lexi Bell

Nadja Brown

Joseph Buckner

Kennedy Byrd

Taylor Coffey

Joseph Coggin

Ariah Cooper

Faith Coleman

Courtney Coley

Anayely Coronilla-Campos

Chaz Crosby

Aniya Ellison

Tala Farah

Keelyn Foley

Jada Gailliard

Allison Holbrooks

Jakob Jackson

Nathaniel Jacobs

Gracia Kayembe

Miyah Lockhart

Maya Logan

Sneha Makhijani

Yaeelin Merino

Brianna Ramgeet

Jessica Reid

Madeline Richardson

Michael Ricketts

McKenzie Rolle

Eddie Sanders

Griffin Sansbury

Morgan Shelton

Maria Silva

Hannah Starling

Grace Stevens

Eleanor Taylor

Caitlyn Walbrecht

Sydni Walker

Jayne Willard

Taylor Williams

Aaliyah Wynn

Graduate and Professional Student Government Officers, 2021–2022

Neel Swamy, President

Kat Furtado, Senior Vice President

Amanda Smythers, Chief of Staff

Kate Brandt, Vice President for Advocacy and Government Affairs

Chad Lloyd , Vice President for Communications

Julia Nevison, Vice President for Finance

Board of Trustees

David L. Boliek Jr., Chair Fayetteville, N.C.

John P. Preyer, Vice Chair Chapel Hill, N.C.

Malcolm K. Turner, Secretary Boston, Mass.

Teresa Artis Neal Cary, N.C.

Robert P. Bryan III Charlotte, N.C.

R. Gene Davis Jr. Raleigh, N.C.

Perrin W. Jones, M.D. Greenville, N.C.

W. M. “Marty” Kotis III Greensboro, N.C.

Allie Ray McCullen Clinton, N.C.

Ralph W. Meekins Sr. Shelby, N.C.

Vinay B. Patel Charlotte, N.C.

Lamar G. Richards, Ex-Officio Columbia, S.C.

Ramsey R. White Washington, D.C.

For Carolina's Newest Alumni

The UNC General Alumni Association is eager to help the class of 2022 make a successful transition from student to alumna/us. We’ll keep Carolina connections strong by introducing our newest graduates to our vast network of supportive alumni. We also provide communications, programs and services to keep you informed and involved.

Alumni Records

Don’t miss out on special invitations and services. Keep your record updated.

Alumni Career Services

The GAA’s Alumni Career Services will help you navigate employment options and opportunities throughout your career. Whether you already have a job, are heading to graduate school or are still looking for your next step, we can help.

Events with Tar Heels

No matter where you roam, there will likely be others in your midst who attended Carolina. The GAA will help with those introductions — don’t miss out.

Trusted Source

Information is everywhere, but you can count on the GAA’s young alumni e-newsletter The Quad and the Carolina Alumni Review to bring you home again with every issue.

UNC Alumni App

Wherever you go, keep Carolina in your pocket when you download the “UNC Alumni” app and log in. Discover nearby alumni events and Tar Heel happenings relevant to you.

Special Rates

Special membership rates are available to new grads. Save $50 on life membership — $36.50/month for 24 months. New grad auto-renewing annual membership is only $30/year for the first three years.

For more information on how the GAA serves new graduates, call Katie Thore ’15 at (800) 962-0742 or email membership@unc.edu. Visit us on the Web at alumni.unc.edu.

Carolina Annual Giving and Senior Campaign

Congratulations, graduates! You are the official graduating class of “unprecedented” and also of “life goes on.” We recognize the experiences you have lost, but we also celebrate all that you have gained.

Here are a few things we want you to remember as you head off into your next adventure:

1. You’re a graduate of Carolina and you are destined to do great things. Much like this last year, there will be highs and lows, but we need them both. Embrace them, learn from them, and persevere like the Tar Heel you are.

2. We want to see you back on campus! Come back for football games, musical performances, guest speakers, volunteer days, and more. You will find that these experiences not only keep you connected to the campus community but offer cultural experiences that will give you a bigger, better view of the world.

3. You can make a difference. Give back! As Carolina students, you have been supported every day by private gifts that maintain and enhance the University’s tradition of excellence. To participate in the Senior Class Campaign, you can make a gift to the featured initiative: Institute for Environment: Environmental Justice Undergraduate Research program or any part of the University that is meaningful to you. Not sure where to give? You can make an immediate difference where it is needed the most by supporting The Carolina Fund. No matter where you support or how much you give, your impact will be felt on campus for many years to come.

Congratulations, again, graduates. It’s been quite the year, but it’s been your year. And remember, it’s always a great day to be a Tar Heel!

Welcome Young Alumni!

As you transition from students to alumni, we encourage you to keep up with events and news through the Office of University Development’s young alumni social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Through our social media efforts you can connect with fellow recent graduates in your area, participate in local events and social activities and help Carolina stay strong by advocating philanthropy and support for the University among your peers. For more information, visit young alumni programs.