Commencement to be streamed live Dec. 18

At least 800 students will participate in fall commencement exercises at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 in Bartow Arena. More than 2,100 students are expected to graduate this semester.

The ceremonies will be streamed live at www.uab.edu/commencement/video-video-feed-and-archives/video-archive-fall-2010 to enable students' friends and relatives who cannot attend the ceremony to be a part of the special event. For more details, visit www.uab.edu/commencement.

Michael Saag, M.D., will be presented with the 2010 President's Medal at the ceremony in recognition of his role as a leader and pioneer in AIDS research. Recipients are selected by the president upon recommendation of senior university officials; this medal is one of the highest honors bestowed by UAB.

Geraldine Flannigan of Hoover, who is receiving a bachelor of science in nursing degree with departmental and university honors, will be the undergraduate commencement speaker.  
Sevante Metcalf of Birmingham, who is receiving a master of business administration degree, will be the graduate commencement speaker.