UNCW graduation has parents soaring with pride

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UNCW December 2017 Commencement (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– The moment many graduates have been waiting for happened Saturday.

Hundreds of seahawks walked across the stage to honor all of their hard work and success over the past several years.

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There were more than 1,500 undergraduates during the Fall 2017 commencement ceremony recognized.

Along with the graduates, there were hundreds of proud parents and family members cheering on their loved ones.

One dad beamed with joy as he said this is a moment he will always treasure.



“She’s doing something I never did so. I didn’t graduate I worked all my life so, hey I’m proud of her,” father of a graduate Paul Holt said.

This was the university’s 94th commencement ceremony.

As UNCW continues to grow, so does the number of students graduating. In the of Spring 2018 there will be five commencement ceremonies.

Congratulations to all of new graduates from the UNCW Fall class of 2017.