More Than 5,000 Eligible for UGA Commencement

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - More than 5,000 students are eligible to walk in the University of Georgia's spring commencement this week.

The school says about 4,164 undergraduates and 1,091 graduate students are eligible. The undergraduate ceremony is set for 7 p.m. Friday at Sanford Stadium, and Georgia Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will give the graduation address.

The university plans to honor Mary Frances Early with an honorary doctor of laws degree. Early was among the first black students to enroll at the university and the first to graduate. She received a master's degree in music education in 1962 and her specialist degree in music education degree in 1967.

UGA professor Stephen Hajduk, head of the department of biochemistry and molecular biology, will address the graduate ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday.

 

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