Commencement 2013

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The East Carolina University spring 2013 commencement ceremony will begin May 10 with a processional at 9 a.m. in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. During the event, more than 3,690 students are expected to receive their degrees, including approximately 2,710 bachelor degree candidates and 982 graduate degree candidates, of which 71 are from the Brody School of Medicine.

Many colleges, schools at departments will hold unit recognition ceremonies during commencement weekend. A complete listing of those events is available at Click here to see a listing of unit recognition ceremonies

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Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Address
Ficklen Dr. and W. Berkley Rd
Greenville, NC 27834

Family members, friends, and guests are not required to have tickets for admission to the Commencement Ceremony. There is no limit on the number of guests who can be invited.

General parking will be provided in the lots surrounding the stadium.

For more information about 2013 Commencement Ceremonies
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ECU alumna slated to speak at 2013 spring commencement

An East Carolina University alumna and award-winning developer of children's programs will deliver the university's spring 2013 commencement address May 10.

Dr. Valeria O. Lovelace is president and founder of Media Transformations, an educational research and production company that develops projects to promote learning and positive role models for children. She is a consultant for Nickelodeon's "Go, Diego, Go" and for Disney's Emmy-nominated "Little Einsteins," as well as advisor and creator for the 2004 Peabody Award wining series, "Dora the Explorer."


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