Summer 2019

Summer 2019 Reflections

Doff Procter, at podium, enjoys the moment as a student is hooded at commencement.

The Man Behind the Voice of UA's Commencement Ceremonies

How do you know you’re at a commencement ceremony at The University of Alabama? One way to be certain is to listen to a familiar voice announcing graduates. That voice belongs to Doff Procter, who has been reading names at commencement since 1995.

Tyler Higginbotham stands next to the Doster Hall building sign.

Tyler Higginbotham

From Subway to Applebee’s and Outback Steakhouse to Starbucks, Higginbotham has worked in the hospitality industry since he was 16. And as Higginbotham readies for commencement at The University of Alabama on Aug. 3, when he’ll earn a degree in hospitality management, he’s eager to build a bigger career in the industry.

Kristen Jones in front of a glass case with military medals.

Kristen Jones

Over the past year and a half, Kristen, who will graduate from UA in August with degrees in psychology and history, has worked to establish Restoring Freedom, a nonprofit organization that provides counseling services to military veterans and their families.

Meet the Summer Class of 2019

904
Undergraduate Degree Applicants

413
Masters/EdS Degree Applicants

127
Doctoral Degree Applicants

15
Countries Represented

Picture of the world with a few countries in red
Picture of the United States of America with a lot in red

41
States Represented

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60
Counties Represented

400
Identify as a Minority

205
Identify as First-Generation Students

29
Identify as Veteran

15
Identify as Active Duty Military

338
Applicants with a Minor

42
Applicants with Multiple Majors

3.083
Average GPA

207
Applicants with Latin Honors

412
Distance Learning Applicants

Past Schedule and Video

Saturday Ceremony:
Saturday, August 03, 9:00 a.m. CDT
Commencement ceremony for all graduate and undergraduate students was held in Coleman Coliseum.

Archived Video