Commencement Class of 2024

Commencement Profiles

Aubria Battle Portrait Ethan Everhart Portrait

Aubria Battle

BFA-Dance: Choreography/Performance
Minor in Psychology
Hometown: Wake Forest, North Carolina

“The School of Dance at UNCG felt like the best of both worlds—conservatory training in a large, liberal arts setting, and that’s what I wanted as my college experience. It felt like new beginnings and home all in one. I’ve always yearned for a space that was safe, open to collaboration, and diverse. UNCG and the School of Dance embodied these qualities.”

Ethan Everhart

BM-Performance: Popular Music and Technology
Hometown: Lexington, North Carolina

“UNCG gave me the freedom to take my time to explore my interests. I think without that, I wouldn’t be completely satisfied in my field. CVPA encouraged me to diversify my experience in music, and Greensboro is an amazing place for musicians and artists alike.”

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Jocelyn Marencik

BFA-Studio Art: New Media and Design
Minor in Computer Science
Hometown: Glen Allen, Virginia

“This is a community of kind people coming together to share their interests and to learn from one another. The university also has programs that focus on community service and offers volunteer opportunities at events.”

Maria Menendez

Hometown: La Habana, Cuba

“I am leaving the School of Music with a flexible mentality to be able to adapt to all types of situations that I might encounter in the future. I have also learned that to be able to teach, we have to develop the best of ourselves. Then we can give to our students.”

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