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Noted guitarist to address UL Lafayette Summer Commencement on Friday

Posted: 10:20 AM, Aug 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-07 11:24:30-04
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By CHARLIE BIER

UL Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will confer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees on Friday, Aug. 9, during Summer 2019 Commencement.

The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. in the Cajundome.

UL Lafayette holds Commencement three times a year, at the end of the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Dr. Jeffrey George, an associate professor of guitar studies in the School of Music and Performing Arts, will be the Commencement speaker.

A prolific scholar whose research has earned international recognition, he maintains an active performing career in addition to his teaching; he has performed in rock, country, bluegrass, reggae and blues bands. He also performs solo classical guitar concerts.

George was honored with a Distinguished Professor Award in April. Established in 1965, the award recognizes educators for their research, teaching effectiveness, and contributions to their professions and to campus life.

Security measures will be in place at the Cajundome. University Police officers will examine purses, bags, and packages. Extremely large bags or oversized packages won’t be permitted.

The University revived the summer ceremony in 2014 after a 65-year hiatus. It was reintroduced so graduating seniors wouldn’t have to wait until Fall Commencement in December to be recognized. Prior to 2014, the last Summer Commencement was held in 1949. The summer ceremony is smaller than Commencements held in the fall and spring.

For more details about the ceremony, including guest and graduate parking information, visit commencement.louisiana.edu [u7061146.ct.sendgrid.net] .