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UVI 2014 Commencement Ceremonies Set for May 17-18; Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Speak

UVI will host its 2014 Commencement Ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, in the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas Campus and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, on the grounds of the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

Harvard University Professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. will be the featured speaker. Immediately following his UVI presentations, Dr. Gates is scheduled to be honored in New York City, where he will receive a Peabody Award for his PBS television series “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.” Also being honored at UVI’s Commencement ceremonies will be the Hon. Ron de Lugo, the V.I.’s first elected representative to Congress, and St. Croix baseball legend Horace Clarke.

A new web page with information about the upcoming ceremonies, as well as several videos looking back to the 2013 event is now available from the President’s Section of the UVI website – – and from this direct link: Commencement. The page also features a prominent link to special information for graduating students. The UVI website homepage also now features a video look back at highlights from the 2013 Commencement Ceremonies.