UofL winter commencement will be Dec. 19


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – More than 1,200 students are expected to graduate from the University of Louisville this semester and 825 of those scholars will participate in Dec. 19 commencement ceremonies at the KFC Yum! Center.

    UofL President James Ramsey will preside at the 7 p.m. event and public health major Sadiatu Musah will be the student speaker.

    An honorary degree will be presented to Joseph Prather. A native of Hardin County, Prather is known for his long career in Kentucky state government. He also has been a longtime advocate for the university and a member of the Board of Overseers.

    Harald Unkelbach, a professor who teaches mathematics and business at a College of Business partner school in Germany, also received an honorary degree this semester. That award was presented to him in November in Germany. Unkelbach is CEO of Germany-based Adolf Wuerth GmbH & Co. KG who worked closely with university administrators to create a Global MBA program through a partnership with Akademie Wuerth Business School.

    A 3 p.m. doctoral hooding ceremony will precede the main commencement ceremony.

    Some free parking is available on surface streets near the center and paid parking is available in the center’s garage and other nearby garages.

    For additional details, contact Joe Dablow at 502-852-5297.

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.