How UF is celebrating spring 2024 commencement

May 2, 2024 | by

Two renowned caretakers — one of wildlife, and the other of people — will serve as the keynote speakers at spring commencement, UF President Ben Sasse announced. Carlton Ward Jr., a UF alumnus and conservation photographer known for his photos of the elusive Florida panther, and the leading advocate of the Florida Wildlife Corridor to conserve the state’s natural lands and native species, will address graduates at the University-Wide Commencement Ceremony. Dr. Gilbert R. Upchurch Jr., a UF vascular surgeon, chair of the department of surgery, and member of the National Academy of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at the UF Doctoral Ceremony.


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