Brenau, UNG announce plans for winter commencement

A Gainesville doctor will be one of the featured speakers at one of the commencement ceremonies to be held at the University of North Georgia (UNG) Dec. 16.

Dr. T. Sloane Guy is the director of minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery at the Georgia Heart Institute at Northeast Georgia Health System. He will speak to graduates of the College of Education, College of Health Sciences and Professions, and Mike Cottrell College of Business in a 3 p.m. ceremony.

Carvil Chalk, ’94, serves as the deputy director for aviation technology at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center in the Technology Development Directorate in Huntsville, Alabama. He will address graduates of the College of Arts & Letters, College of Science & Mathematics, Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis, and University College in a 10 a.m. ceremony.

Meanwhile, Brenau University will host two commencement ceremonies Dec. 15. 

Graduate degrees will be awarded at 10 a.m., and undergraduate degrees, including The Women’s College, will be awarded at 1 p.m.

In addition, a Nyansapo Kente Stole Ceremony, hosted by the Black Faculty and Staff Association, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. About 15 students will be adorned with graduation stoles featuring the nyansapo, or wisdom knot, and will walk across the ceremonial kente cloth, which symbolizes that the community offers support and protection as the graduates enter a new chapter. The event is open to all Brenau graduate students and undergraduates.