December 2013 Commencement: Graduation application deadline has now passed.
May 2014 Commencement: Undergraduate graduation application deadline January 30, 2014
Graduate students must contact the Graduate School for deadline information
Late applications will be accepted; however, your name will not appear in the booklet.
Please send all inquiries concerning graduation to RegComm@uncfsu.edu. You must include your Name, Banner ID and Degree Program in the e-mail.
|When:||Friday, December 13, 2013|
|Time:||9:00-9:45 a.m. - Pick up line-up card|
|10:00 a.m. - Rehearsal begins|
|When:||Saturday, December 14, 2013|
|Time:||9:00 a.m. - Line-up at 7:15 a.m.|
|Where:||Crown Coliseum (No tickets needed) - Downloadable map [PDF]|
|Speaker:||Mayor Anthony G. Chavonne|
About the Speaker
Anthony G. Chavonne was elected Mayor of the City of Fayetteville, North Carolina in 2005 and re-elected to a fourth term in November 2011. Chavonne has helped guide Fayetteville through rapid growth since his election to office. Previously being populated by more than 150,000 citizens, Fayetteville has expanded into a booming city of over 200,000, largely inhabited by military who serve their country at nearby Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield.
Under his leadership, curbside recycling was implemented, transit services have improved, an infill ordinance was passed, more appearance ordinances have been established, corridor studies have helped prepare pockets of the city for future growth, HOPE VI funding was approved for downtown revitalization, North Carolina Veterans Park was opened in 2011 and a new downtown parking deck also opened.
Mayor Chavonne has had strong military ties for years. He is an honorary member of the 82nd Airborne Association. In 2007, he was appointed to the North Carolina Advisory Commission on Military Affairs. He has served as a member of the Bragg and Pope Special Activities Committees since 1996 and Congressman Robin Hayes named him to the Congressional Military Activities Committee in 2000. He was inducted as a National Honorary Member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association in 2010. Chavonne received the Department of the Army Commander's Award for Public Service in 1995.
He has been honored with other awards, including the Fayetteville Business & Professional League's Outstanding Contribution Award in 2002, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Realtor's Cup Award in 2002 and the Sam Walton Business Leader Award in 1999. He is an honorary member of the Methodist University Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society.
As Mayor, Chavonne has been very successful at reaching out to the public to keep citizens apprised of city and local events. He has a monthly Fayetteville Forward TV show on TWC Channel 7, interviews monthly on WIDU and WFNC, and sends out an E-newsletter.
Tony is a CPA and a REALTOR and retired as general manager of Fayetteville Publishing Company in 2004 after a 25-year career. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977. The Mayor graduated from the first graduating class of Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville in 1973 and attended Massey Hill High School in Fayetteville from 1969-1972.
Tony is the President of Chavonne Group, LLC and Single Source Real Estate Services, Inc. He and his wife Joanne have two sons, Grayson and Tyson, and are members of Highland Presbyterian Church.
|Formal Academic Regalia (gown, hood, cap, tassle): Watch "How to Wear Your Regalia"|
Please wear dark-colored skirt, dress, or pants and shoes.
|Men:||Please wear a shirt and tie, and dark slacks and shoes.|
|No sneakers or other casual attire, please|