Nearly 1,000 graduates took part in the Dec. 15 commencement ceremony at the KFC Yum! Center.
Nearly 1,000 graduates took part in the Dec. 15 commencement ceremony at the KFC Yum! Center.

UofL’s winter commencement seemed especially merry for the nearly 1,000 graduates who took part in the Dec. 15 event at the KFC Yum! Center. 

Minutes after the ceremony got underway, Acting President Neville Pinto encouraged the crowd to make some noise. 

And they did. 

Graduates crossed the stage to enthusiastic cheers and reciprocated with fist pumps, victory signs, dance steps and, of course, plenty of “Ls.” 

The student speaker during the ceremony was nursing student Karina Strange and political science professor Julie Bunck was recognized as the 2016 Trustees Award winner.  

More photos from the two winter commencement ceremonies are available here and here. Photos from the doctoral hooding ceremony are available here

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Communications Director Cindy Hess has oversight for day-to-day operations in media relations and covers prestigious scholars, the College of Education and Human Development and Brandeis School of Law. She reports to the Media Relations Director, has a heckuva good resume, and faithfully eats kale for lunch every day. Cindy has more than 25 years of experience in media relations, investor relations, marketing and corporate communications and is the unit’s only employee entrusted to buy tickets for lottery pools.