Athens, GA - University of Georgia junior Aron White will be the student commencement speaker for the undergraduate fall semester graduation ceremonies in Stegeman Coliseum on Friday, Dec. 17.
In addition, senior swimmer Lisa Caprioglio will be recognized as one of five First Honor Graduates who have maintained a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average in all worked attempted at UGA as well as all college-level transfer work attempted prior to or following enrollment at Georgia.
White, a 6-4, 242-pound tight end from Columbia, Mo., will speak in front of approximately 1,700 seniors participating in the ceremony and their guests. Through 12 games in 2010, White has nine catches for 125 yards. He was named the Most Valuable Offensive Player at the 2009 Independence Bowl after snagging a pair of touchdown catches.
Graduating with a degree in Management and an African-American studies minor, White has also volunteered at Camp Sunshine, a program which provides children with cancer the opportunity to enjoy normal activities, and Camp Kudzu, which helps children with type 1 diabetes live life to the fullest, during his time in Athens.
He also has served at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with the Boys and Girls Clubs and has spent time in local elementary schools reading to students.
Caprioglio, a native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., was named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Women’s At-Large First Team after posting a 4.0 grade point average with a double major of International Business and Marketing. She was chosen as the 2009 and 2010 Southeastern Conference Swimming Scholar-Athlete of the Year and recently earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Caprioglio was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team a year ago. She earned UGA's Joel Eaves and Marilyn Vincent awards as the senior with the top GPA.
Caprioglio was a member of the 2009 NCAA-winning 200 medley relay team. This season, she was a team captain for the Lady Bulldogs and earned All-SEC honors with third-place finishes in the 100 and 200 butterfly races.