NCAS/UCN Honors Graduates at 2012 Commencement Ceremony

NCAS/UCN held its 2012 Graduation Ceremony at NJPAC on Monday, May 14, as part of Rutgers University’s 246th Anniversary Commencement.

The rain gods must have known it was a special day. Forecasts called for showers that never materialized, making for a beautiful procession from the Rutgers-Newark campus, through downtown, to NJPAC, where the ceremony was held amid a packed house of graduates, faculty, dignitaries, family and friends.

MFA Student Named Finalist in Hurston/Wright Award

MFA fiction student Chidi Asoluka, a Newark native, has been chosen as one of two Finalists in the 2008 Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers. His novel excerpt, "Exchange," was chosen from a nationally representative pool of applications; Chidi will be awarded a cash prize of $500.00, to be awarded in Washington DC at the annual Hurston Wright Awards Ceremony on July 25, 2008. Chidi will also attend the Hurston Wright Writers Week Wofkshop at American University. Chidi's current workshop Professor, Tayari Jones, won this award as a graduate student.