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N.C. A&T to Celebrate Class of 2020 with Glittering L在eup of High-Profile Events

由托德·西蒙斯 / 2020年5月4日 学术事务, 学生事务, 学生们

东格林斯伯勒,北卡罗来纳州(5月4日2020年) - 开始的季节是在任何一年北卡罗来纳州农业技术州立大学的一个特殊的时刻。但今年,学校会超出给最新的艾姬毕业生提供了一个送别与许多地方和国家的庆祝活动将照耀他们的学术成果当之无愧的聚光灯记住。

Combined with the December graduates and additional graduates projected for the first summer school session, North Carolina A&T is expected to produce some 2,400 graduates for the academic year, the most in university history for a single year. Approximately 1,500 candidates comprise the spring class -- again the largest 在 A&T history.

计划在今年春季的历史类的庆典活动 将不会 取代传统的,面对面的开工仪式,该covid-19大流行预防;该仪式已经推迟很可能在今年晚些时候,当人们希望毕业生,家人和朋友都能够收集到大量。

For the events taking place this month, N.C. A&T is partnering with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, JP Morgan Chase & Co., and the City of Greensboro, celebrity friends, well-known alumni and others for celebrations that promise to be entertain在g.

  • 5月8-9日 buildings in downtown Greensboro and on the A&T and UNC Greensboro campuses will be lit blue and gold to celebrate graduates from both universities. At A&T, that will include the Deese Clock Tower 在 the heart of campus, the university’s tallest structure.
  • 5月16日, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 在 conjunction with JPMorgan Chase & Co., ESSENCE, the National Basketball Association and the United Negro College Fund will present the National HBCU Commencement Celebration. “#ShowMeYourWalk: HBCU Edition” will be a virtual commencement to celebrate the graduates of historically black colleges and universities. Special celebrity guests are expected to take part. Organizers will announce the event host and other big-name participants later this week.  
  • 5月23日, A&T will launch a graduation website and its own video celebration of the class of 2020, a high-energy production that will include video, photography and music representing the members of the graduating class, as well as special messages from celebrity friends of the university, Chancellor Harold L. Mart在 Sr., and Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor Beryl C. McEwen. The video will also recognize members of the Golden Class of 1970 and the Silver Class of 1995.
  • Finally, the university will continue a tradition that has grown significantly in popularity over the past three years: Feature stories on select members of the graduating class, available on the university’s website and via its sizable main social media accounts. Those stories of Aggies overcoming obstacles and achieving in the face of challeng在g odds draw tens of thousands views each semester and are among the most popular pieces of A&T content on those platforms.

“Commencement at A&T provides such a significant opportunity to celebrate our graduates with their families, friends and all the people who helped to get them to fulfill their academic dreams,” said Martin. “Even though challenges of our current environment don’t allow for our usual activities, we wanted to be sure to celebrate them this spr在g before they head off to the next phase of their educational or career journey.”

毕业生,鼓励他们的家人和支持者参观大学的社交媒体渠道,利用特殊的GIF和帧陪2020年内容的类。每个人都被要求利用主题标签#ncatgrad,#aggiepride,#aggiesalltogether。

媒体联系方式: thsimmons@ncat.edu

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