More than 400 graduates were recognized at the FACS Spring Convocation on May 8 at The Classic Center in downtown Athens.
Of the 410 total graduates, 402 students received bachelor’s degrees, six were awarded master’s degrees and two students received their doctorates.
“Our approaches and our stories are different, but at the end of the day we do what we do to make someone’s life better,” said Laura Eckhardt, a dietetics major who delivered the student perspective at the ceremony. “And as we study to be able to accomplish that goal, FACS has done the same thing for us – it has made our lives better by providing unique opportunities, valuable role models and motivated peers to inspire us daily.”
Foods and nutrition graduates Noelle Fuller and Carolina Cawthon were recognized as First Honor Graduates for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.
In addition, 64 students graduated cum laude (3.6+ GPA), 50 were magna cum laude (3.75+) and 18 graduated summa cum laude (3.90+).
Ivy Odom, a consumer journalism and Spanish major, was recognized as the Dr. Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Senior.
“Wherever you travel, wherever you choose next to study, to intern, to work and live, remember us,” FACS Dean Linda Kirk Fox told the graduates. “Whatever adventure lies ahead, we are the ‘family’ that wants to know how you are doing.”
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