CCU Spring Commencement is May 10 at Brooks Stadium
Trethewey will also receive the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters at the ceremony.
Born in Gulfport, Miss., Trethewey is the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States and the author of four collections of poetry: “Domestic Work” (2000); “Bellocq’s Ophelia” (2002); “Native Guard” (2006), for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; and, most recently, “Thrall” (2012). Her book of nonfiction, “Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” was published in 2010. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Beinecke Library at Yale, and the Bunting Fellowship Program of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing at Emory University.
The ceremony will include the presentation of awards to outstanding graduates for academic achievement and recognition of retiring faculty members.
In case of inclement weather, commencement exercises will be held in two ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the HTC Center on the CCU campus. For more details and ticket information, visit the website at coastal.edu/commencement/.