Speakers

Kevin Guskiewicz

Chancellor

Frank Leibfarth

Commencement Speaker

Hark the sound of Tar Heel voices Ringing clear and true...

Schedule

Academic Procession

The Faculty Marshal

Jay Aikat, Chief Operating Officer, RENCI and Research Professor, Department of Computer Science

Class of 2022 Officers

The Deans

The Official Party

Presiding

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

National Anthem

Mackenzie S. Smith, Music Education Major, May 2022

Welcome and Recognition of the Platform Party

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Chancellor

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

Martin L. Holton III, Member

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

David L. Boliek, Chair

For the Faculty

Mimi V. Chapman, Chair

For the General Alumni Association

Dana E. Simpson, Chair of the Board of Directors

Commencement Speaker Introduction

Juan C. Castro, President of the Class of 2022

Commencement Address

Frank Leibfarth, Assistant Professor, UNC Department of Chemistry

Conferring of Degrees

Ronald P. Strauss, Executive Vice Provost

The Deans

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Chancellor

Ceremonial Recognition of the Graduates

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

Chancellor’s Charge to the Graduates

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Chancellor

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

Maya Logan, Chief Marshal

Emma Amaglo

Kacie Barrett

Lexi Bell

Nadja Brown

Joseph Buckner

Kennedy Byrd

Taylor Coffey

Joseph Coggin

Faith Coleman

Courtney Coley

Ariah Cooper

Anayely Coronilla-Campos

Chaz Crosby

Aniya Ellison

Tala Farah

Keelyn Foley

Jada Gailliard

Allison Holbrooks

Jakob Jackson

Nataniel Jacobs

Gracia Kayembe

Miyah Lockhart

Maya Logan

Sneha Makhijani

Yaeelin Merino

Sonia Okoroji

Zoe Priddy

Brianna Ramgeet

Jessica Reid

Madeline Richardson

Michael Ricketts

McKenzie Rolle

Eddie Sanders

Griffin Sansbury

Morgan Shelton

Carson Sifford

Maria Silva

Hannah Starling

Grace Stevens

Eleanor Taylor

Nikhil Vytla

Caitlyn Walbrecht

Sydni Walker

Jayne Willard

Taylor Williams

Aaliyah Wynn

Graduate and Professional Student Government Executive Board, 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

Michelle Thomas, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

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 2021 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.

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.