2014 Commencement Speaker

José Andrés delivered the 2014 Commencement Address on the National Mall.

Commencement 2014

Individual Photos

A professional photographer from GradImages took individual photos of graduates as they crossed the stage during the school celebrations. Graduates should have received an email link and free passport-sized digital proof of their photos within three to seven days following the celebrations. Graduates can place their orders online or call 800-261-2576.

Individual photos of students were be taken during the 2013 University Commencement.

Celebration DVDs

Graduates and parents can purchase DVDs of school celebrations and Commencement from CYP Audio/Video Service, LLC by:

2014 Highlights

Commencement speaker José Andrés, world-renowned chef and activist,  received a standing ovation after speaking to an estimated 25,000  and received an honorary degree from GW. After a star-studded video purporting to show the university’s first choices for Commencement speaker, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Owen Wilson, Eric Holder and Morgan Freeman, Mr. Andrés said he was honored and humbled to be selected.  Maudine Cooper, former president and CEO of Greater Washington Urban League, and W. Russell Ramsey (B.B.A. ’81)chairman emeritus of the GW Board of Trustees, and founder, chairman and CEO of Ramsey Asset Management, also receieved honorary degrees. Graduating senior Gabriel Felder was slected as the student speaker for the ceremony.

Read the full GW Today story.


2014 Commencement Highlights

José Andrés Commencement Video Intro

2014 Commencement Timelapse

GW Students #PraiseHigh

José Andrés - 2014

Gabriel Felder - 2014

#GWThroughGlass with @GWPeterK at the #GWCommencement 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014

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