UVI to Award Over 300 Degrees at 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

University of the Virgin Islands

At the University of the Virgin Islands 54th Commencement on the St. Thomas and Albert A. Sheen campuses, the university will confer over 300 degrees to students.

The ceremony will take place on the St. Thomas Campus on May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center and on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus, St. Croix, on May 18. Both campuses will hold their ceremonies at 1:30 p.m.

The keynote address will be delivered by acclaimed actor, producer, political activist and humanitarian Danny Glover, who will receive an honorary degree from the university.

Local radio personalities, Athneil “Addie” Ottley of WSTA Radio and former Senator Holland I. Redfield are slated to receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Humane Letters.

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This year’s class speaker on the Sheen Campus will be Jaecena Howell; the speaker on St. Thomas Campus will be Che-Raina Warner.

Parking on the St. Thomas Campus will be available in the parking lot of the Reichhold Center for the Arts. Shuttle service will be provided to accommodate persons parking at Reichhold Center, the Administration and Conference Center (ACC), and the upper campus.

WSTA 1340 AM will broadcast live from the St. Thomas commencement ceremony. DaVybe 107.9 FM will broadcast the ceremony on St. Croix. WUVI 97.3 FM will simulcast DaVybe’s stream online for St. Croix’s commencement. WTJX will live stream both commencement ceremonies, which can be seen on the WTJX’s Facebook Stream – https://www.facebook.com/wtjx/ or on UVI’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/UVI.edu/

DEGREES GIVEN IN EACH CATEGORY (St. Thomas and St. Croix)

School of Business

Master of Business Administration: 6 (St. Thomas) and 10 (St. Croix)

Master of Business Administration and Accounting (dual degree): 1 (St. Thomas)

Master of Accounting: 3 (St. Thomas)

Bachelor of Business Administration: 20 (St. Thomas) and 9 (St. Croix)

Bachelor of Arts: 32 (St. Thomas) and 17 (St. Croix)

Associate of Arts: 6 (St. Thomas) and 8 (St. Croix)

Total School of Business: 68 (St. Thomas) and 44 (St. Croix)

School of Education

Master of Arts Education: 4 (St. Thomas) and 2 (St. Croix) and 5 (St. Martin)

Master of Arts School Guidance and Counseling: 1 (St. Thomas)  

Master of Arts Educational Leadership: 2 (St. Thomas)

Bachelor of Arts: 3 (St. Thomas) and 9 (St. Croix)

Associate of Arts: 2 (St. Croix)

Total Education: 10 (St. Thomas) and 13 (St. Croix) and 5 (St. Martin)

School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science: 25 (St. Thomas) and 12 (St. Croix)

Associate of Science: none

Total Nursing: 25 (St. Thomas) and 12 (St. Croix)

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Master of Arts in Public Administration: 4 (St. Thomas) and 3 (St. Croix)

Master of Arts in Psychology: 5 (St. Thomas) and 2 (St. Croix)

Bachelor of Science: 4 (St. Thomas) and 3 (St. Croix)

Bachelor of Arts: 27 (St. Thomas) and 23 (St. Croix)

Associate of Applied Science: 7 (St. Thomas) and 2 (St. Croix)

Total College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: 47 (St. Thomas) and 33 (St. Croix)

School of Graduate Studies: 2 (St. Thomas)

College of Science and Mathematics 

Master of Arts in Mathematics for Secondary Education: none

Master of Marine and Environmental Sciences: 17 (St. Thomas)  

Bachelor of Science: 31 (St. Thomas) and 3 (St. Croix)

Bachelor of Arts: 3 (St. Thomas) and 1 (St. Croix)

Associate of Science: none

Associates of Applied Science: 2 (St. Croix)

Total College of Science and Math: 52 (St. Thomas) and 6 (St. Croix)

Statistics contained in this press release refer to degrees conferred in the fall (December 2017) and the spring (May 2018) unless otherwise noted.  Students whose degrees were conferred in December are also listed in the commencement booklet for the May ceremonies.  They also have the option of participating in the ceremonies.

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