Commencement 2012Every year, Commencement brings a weekend of joy in Chapel Hill.

The School of Education conferred degrees to 322 students this year, with a ceremony in the Dean Smith Center on May 12.

Chancellor James Moeser told the graduates that there is no school commencement at Carolina that is more important than the School of Education’s.

“There are no more important graduates than the people in this room today because of your commitment to teaching and learning,” he said. “There is no higher calling than teaching.  Henry Adams said it best:  ‘A teacher affects eternity; she can never tell where her influence stops.’”


We have videos from Commencement on the School’s YouTube channel.

The Commencement address by Chancellor Emeritus James Moeser is available here.

The welcome from Alumni Association President-Elect Cindi Rigsbee is available here.

And, watch this year’s version of “I Am A Teacher!” This video, which features alumni from the School of Education and faculty, was played at the conclusion of the Commencement ceremony.


You can view, comment on and share photos from Commencement on the School of Education’s Facebook page.

You may also download full-resolution versions of the photos at the School’s Smugmug site. (Note that you do not need to pay to download photos from the School’s Smugmug galleries.)