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Graduation 2020

Graduation 2020

Congratulations University of Virginia Curry School of Education and Human Development Class of 2020!

Dean Pianta’s Address To The Class of 2020


Until we see each other to celebrate in person with all of the pomp and circumstance you deserve, let me again say, Congratulations Class of 2020!

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Department Graduation Celebrations


Curriculum and Instruction

CISE has created their own celebration website.

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Human Services

Please find a slideshow created for graduates located on the YSI Canvas site.

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Kinesiology

Kinesiology will host several virtual celebrations on Sunday, May 17. A link to the 1:00pm undergraduate livestream is below.

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Leadership, Foundations and Policy

EDLF hosted several celebrations. A link to the EPS & RSC event recording is below.

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“At this moment, I’m reminded of how profoundly important you are to the people and communities you will soon join to serve professionally. Your decision to devote your talent, time and energy to promote the success of others – to fostering human development – whether in schools, communities, health clinics, or human service agencies has never been more important, more needed and more inspiring.”

– Dean Bob Pianta

Graduate Profiles

It is time to celebrate the Class of 2020! You have completed your studies in an unprecedented way, and we honor you. Get to know a few of the most recent graduates from the Curry School in the profiles below, and then browse the "Congratulations" page for photos, memories and words of congrats for the Class of 2020.


Victoria Alvarez: Youth and Social Innovation

Victoria Alvarez is graduating with a bachelor's degree in Youth and Social Innovation.

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Andrew Davis: Counselor Education

Andrew Davis, originally from Spokane, WA, is graduating with an M.Ed. in Counselor Education.

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Theresa Melton: Research, Statistics, & Evaluation

Theresa Melton is originally from Newark, California, and is graduating with a Ph.D. in Research, Statistics, and Evaluation.

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Kayla Currie: Youth and Social Innovation

Kayla Currie is from Mechanicsville, Virginia, and is graduating with a bachelor's degree in Youth and Social Innovation.

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Kyndia Riley: Teacher Education

Kyndia Riley is graduating with a Master of Teaching in Elementary Education and hopes to stay in Charlottesville.

Read Kyndia's Story

Claire Janek: Kinesiology

Claire Janek wants to become a physician assistant after her time in the Peace Corps.

Read Claire's Story

Casedy Thomas: Mathematics Education

First-generation college student Casedy Thomas became a '"Double Hoo" this spring earning her PhD in Math Education.

Read Casedy's Story

Class of 2020 Congratulations & Photo Gallery

View more photos and words of congratulations celebrating the Class of 2020!

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#UVACurry2020

Add your own photos, memories, or messages for the Class of 2020 by using the #UVACurry2020 hashtag on social media!

Photo Backgrounds & Frames


  • Download digital photo frames and graduation-themed background images that you can use on Zoom and social media as you celebrate your graduation.

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  • Download digital photo frames and graduation-themed background images that you can use on Zoom and social media as you celebrate your graduation.

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  • Download digital photo frames and graduation-themed background images that you can use on Zoom and social media as you celebrate your graduation.

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  • Download digital photo frames and graduation-themed background images that you can use on Zoom and social media as you celebrate your graduation.

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  • Download digital photo frames and graduation-themed background images that you can use on Zoom and social media as you celebrate your graduation.

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