Class of 2012
"What Are You Bringing to the
It's a tradition for freshmen to give
UNC Asheville mascot, Rocky the Bulldog,
a pat on the head at the start of Convocation
Freshmen will receive their maple leaf
class pins during Convocation
UNC Asheville's Convocation is the ceremonial opening of the academic year and
the official welcome of the University's newest students. Begun at UNC Asheville
in 1985, Convocation is rooted in centuries-old academic tradition. The ceremony
will include a formal address as well as the presentation of the Class of 2012
pins to each student and the presentation of the Class of 2012 Maple Tree,
which will be planted on campus.
7 p.m. Sunday, August 17
(Freshmen line up at 6:30 p.m. at the Justice Center)
Under the tent on the main Quadrangle
(rain or shine)
Dr. Kevin Moorhead, the 2008 recipient of the
Award for Excellence in Teaching from
the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors, will give the keynote
address entitled "What Are You Bringing to the Table?"
Moorhead, professor and chair of environmental
studies, joined the UNC Asheville faculty in 1992. He teaches a host of
environmental studies courses, including environmental restoration, soil
science, wetland ecology and environmental planning. He also leads a senior
course on environmental internships and has taught honors courses on technology
and the environment and southern wetlands.
more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 828/251-6470.