A photo journey of the 2016 UNE Hooding Ceremony

Each spring, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies holds a Hooding ceremony to honor doctoral and master’s graduates and celebrate the successful completion of their studies. The Hooding ceremony is not meant to replace the university-wide commencement. Rather, it is a special time to come together to meet your fellow students, Faculty, Program Managers and Student Support Specialists for the first time, and celebrate the fact that you’ve completed this phase of your journey.
Hooding at UNE is a heartwarming and sometimes emotional event. Connections are made, friendships cemented, milestones met. It’s a time that UNE sets aside to specifically to honor you – we are so, so very proud of you.

About the 2016 UNE Hooding Ceremony

The hooding ceremony itself is similar to a graduation in that faculty and students are dressed in academic attire. There are opening remarks, a keynote speech, and then the graduates are hooded. During the ceremony, the name of each graduate is called, and the graduate crosses to the center of the stage where the Program Manager places the doctoral hood over their head.  This ‘hooding’ of the graduate symbolizes the graduate’s success in completing the graduate program. The graduate then proceeds across the stage, and the dean of College of Graduate and Professional Studies congratulates the graduate.

Those are the mechanics, but the emotions are tremendous. Here’s a photo journal of the hooding this year. Because sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words…

Hooding Photos

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Students meeting one another in person for the first time

 

 

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Lisa, Student Support Specialist, meeting one of her students for the first time.

 

 

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Family support – one of the unsung heroes of our graduates’ success

 

 

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Warm hugs for Program Manager Erin Conor and Director of Academic Partnerships, Jayne Pelletier

 

 

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Elizabeth Benz, Assistant Director of Student Support, looks on as two classmates meet in person

 

 

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Making connections!

 

 

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Ready to walk!

 

 

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Pre-hooding connections and discussions

 

 

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MPH Grads all lined up and ready to go into the ceremony, and enjoying each other

 

 

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So photogenic! Love seeing those shining MPH faces

 

 

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Julie Doyle and Lucille Smith (not pictured) have a rose for each graduate as they enter

 

 

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Student Support Specialists Hayley Kinsella and Lisa Shaker, marshall in the graduates

 

 

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Jayne Pelletier, Director of Academic Partnerships, shows the appropriate amount of joy as faculty and staff ascend the stage

 

 

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Laura Bertonazzi, Ed.D. gives the Keynote speech. Dean Martha Wilson (left) and Program Manager Erin Connor (right) look on.

 

 

 

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MPH graduates hold their roses

 

 

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Ed.D marches in

 

 

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MPH and Ed.D. march in

 

 

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Program Manager Erin Connor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Michelle Collay, hood an Ed.D. graduate

 

 

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Another Ed.D. Grad receives her hood

 

 

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An MSEd grad, newly hooded and beaming

 

 

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Program Manager Laudan Ghayebi, hoods an MPH grad

 

 

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The culmination of countless hours of hard work

 

 

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MPH graduate, and member of Delta Omega

 

 

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Newly hooded Ed.D. graduates!

 

 

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A token gift for our grads, and an invitation to the hooding reception back at the Portland Campus

 

 

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Hooding reception back at the Portland Campus

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The Hooding Reception on the quad at the Portland Campus, in front of the newly-restored Alumni Hall

 

 

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At the reception – MPH grads laugh along with Nang Tin Maung, Public Health Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator, and Lisa Shaker, Student Support Specialist

 

 

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Lisa Shaker and one of her MPH students at the reception

 

 

And a few pictures from Graduation Day

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UNE Online Graduation 2016

MPH Graduate Bryan Canterbury and Student Support Specialist Emily Roach

 

 

UNE Graduation 2016

 

 

UNE Online Graduation 2016

MPH graduate Adesikemi Ewedemi and Student Support Specialist Emily Roach

 

 

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MPH graduate shakes hands with Dean Martha Wilson after receiving her diploma

 

UNE Graduation 2016

 

 

UNE Graduation 2016

 

Congratulations to all of the graduates of 2016. You’ve worked so hard to get to this point – enjoy having no homework!

4 thoughts on “A photo journey of the 2016 UNE Hooding Ceremony

  1. Olga

    This looks like an amazing event! It’s clear that everyone wanted to be there – so much excitement and energy! Wishing all of the new graduates a life of success in their professions!

  2. Sireesha

    This is so motivating. Can’t wait to finish my MPH and meet all of you.

    • And we can’t wait to finally meet YOU in person! :)

  3. Cheri Towle

    As an upcoming 2017 graduate this is motivating! Congrats to the EdD class of 2016!

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