Nearly 6,200 Tar Heels celebrated their graduation at Sunday’s Spring Commencement, where keynote speaker Frank Bruni challenged the Class of 2022 to choose happiness and count their blessings. Bruni encouraged the new alumni to exercise ‘a special kind of wisdom.’
Following graduation, Ph.D. student Lucia Stavig plans to continue advocacy work and to uplift the efforts of Indigenous women and communities so they can heal. At Carolina, her adviser was Florence Babb in the department of anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences.
Senior Alaina Plauche has heeded her own advice to future Tar Heels about studying abroad. This Carolina Covenant Scholar never could have imagined that her academic journey would take her to Bhutan, Spain, Uganda and Washington, D.C.
Senior Daniel Wood has spent the past four years as one of the most recognizable Tar Heels on campus without anybody knowing it was him. Ahead of his graduation this weekend, get to know the student behind Rameses.