May 8 was a very special day for our senior Economics majors. It began in Kenan Stadium with the University’s 2016 Commencement ceremony, and then continued with the Economics Department reception in the Global Education Center. As you can see in the picture, we packed the place. Economics is one of the most popular majors at UNC-CH. Each senior was announced by name and received a certificate of accomplishment (the actual diploma will be in the mail). The graduates waited on the balcony for their names to be called as parents, family and friends downstairs ate pimento sandwiches and Tar Heel cookies while awaiting their moment to cheer.
Some cheers were louder than others, but every one was heart-felt. It was an excellent time and place to say goodbye to Chapel Hill. The faculty and staff of the Economics Department wish all our graduates well and urge them to stop in when you’re next at Carolina.