2015-10-08 / People

Watson graduates with BS degree in nursing from UNG

Matilda Lee Watson of Lincolnton has graduated from the University of North Georgia (UNG) with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

The university’s summer com­mencement ceremony was held August 1 on the Dahlonega Campus, and celebrated some 300 graduates. For the 2014-2015 academic year, more than 2,400 students gradu­ated from UNG and have gone on to serve as professional, civic and military leaders in communities nearby and around the world.

“We are here to honor you with the richest tradition in the academic community -- a commencement ceremony,” UNG President Bonita Jacobs said before conferring de­grees. “We all know what it took for you to reach this moment. We know that, as graduates of UNG, you will add meaning and value to the lives of those around you.”

Graduates also heard messages of congratulations and encouragement and an assurance from guest speaker Britney Vickery, CEO and founder of Initials, Inc., that they now hold the ticket to their future. Positioned in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Geor­gia comprises four campuses united by a single mission focused on academic excellence and aca­demic and co-curricular programs that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. The University of North Georgia is a University System of Georgia leadership institution and is The Military College of Georgia. With more than 16,000 students, the University of North Georgia is the state’s sixth-largest public univer­sity. The university offers more than 100 programs of study ranging from certificate and associate degrees to professional doctoral programs.

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