Published on 05/04/20

CAES to hold convocation ceremony online

By Josh Paine

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will premiere a convocation ceremony video on Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m. to celebrate new graduates.

The video will be streamed on the CAES YouTube channel at

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to tune in and use the live chat feature to celebrate the new alumni as they are recognized by name.

“While COVID-19 has impacted our ability to host a traditional commencement, we want to recognize this great milestone in the lives of our students,” said CAES Dean and Director Sam Pardue.

The convocation will include remarks from Pardue as well as CAES Alumni Association President Brent Marable.

To view the convocation program, which includes a list of the college’s candidates for graduation, visit

The annual CAES student awards and leadership banquet to recognize outstanding seniors as well as other college, university and national honors was canceled, but a list of honorees can be found at

About the college

CAES is focused on the food, fiber and environmental issues that affect lives around the world every day. Faculty teach the theories and principles of agricultural and applied economics; agricultural leadership, education and communication; animal and dairy science; crop and soil sciences; entomology; food science and technology; horticulture; plant pathology; and poultry science and apply them to real-world situations in the boardroom, classroom, field, greenhouse and lab. CAES is the home of the university’s biological science program and an emerging biomedical research initiative. CAES prepares students for the challenges of a dynamic, growing world with a progressive, experiential education in 21 undergraduate majors and more than 30 graduate programs.

Josh Paine is a marketing specialist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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