The rain held off on Sunday for UNC’s graduation ceremonies, held – as usual – on Mother’s Day.
More than 6,0000 students were scheduled to file into Kenan Stadium for Sunday’s ceremony, which included the address from commencement speaker Jonathan Reckford – the CEO of Habitat for Humanity, who earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Chapel Hill in 1984.
Nearly 4,000 of Sunday’s graduates were undergraduates, with 1,233 master’s degrees, 243 doctoral degrees and 647 professional degrees.
Honorary degree recipients for this year included Dr. Rebecca Hatcher Buckley, who was chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology from 1974 through 2003, a founder of a private investment firm, a long-term member of the faculty at UNC’s Institute of Government and T Bone Burnett, who has 50 years of experience in the entertainment industry.
The youngest member of UNC’s graduate class on Sunday was 19, while the oldest was 65.
Biology was the most popular major among the undergraduates, following by psychology, political science, business administration and media and journalism.
You can read more about the class from UNC here.