GW Commencement Week 2022

Tuesday, May 10-Sunday, May 15

 

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Commencement on the National Mall

Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. EDT

Prelude
Corcoran Brass Michael Schmitz, Conductor Adjunct Professor of Music

Announcement of the Commencement
Christopher Alan Bracey, Provost and Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs

Academic Procession
Corcoran Brass

National Anthem
Millicent Scarlett, Adjunct Professor of Music

Invocation
Rabbi Dan Epstein, Senior Jewish Educator, GW Hillel

Welcome
Grace E. Speights, J.D. ’82 Chair, Board of Trustees

Greeting
Mark S. Wrighton, President of the University

Presentation of GW Award
Provost Bracey

Alma Starks, M.B.A. ’22
Assistant Director of Post-Award Management, Office of Sponsored Projects

Reflections
Christine Brown-Quinn, M.B.A. ’92

President, GW Alumni Association

Class of 2022 Speaker
Vishva Bhatt, B.A. ’22

Conferring of Honorary Degrees
President Wrighton

Dana Bash, B.A. ’93, Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa

Presentation of the Candidate
Lia Isabel DeGroot, B.A. ’22

Charles “Chuck” Todd, Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa

Presentation of the Candidate
Daniel Niewoehner, B.A. ’22

Presentation of President’s Medal
President Wrighton

Elana Meyers Taylor, B.S. ’06, M.T.A. ’11, HON ’18

Presentation of the Awardee
Shreenithi Venkataraman, B.S. ’22

Commencement Address
Ms. Meyers Taylor

Charge to the Graduates
President Wrighton

Conferring of Degrees in Course
President Wrighton

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Presentation of the Candidates
Dean Paul J. Wahlbeck

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Presentation of the Candidates
Dean Barbara L. Bass, RESD ’86

The George Washington University Law School

Presentation of the Candidates
Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Presentation of the Candidates
Dean John Lach

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

Presentation of the Candidates
Dean Michael J. Feuer

School of Business

Presentation of the Candidates
Dean Anuj Mehrotra

Elliott School of International Affairs

Presentation of the Candidates
Dean Alyssa Ayres

Milken Institute School of Public Health

Presentation of the Candidates
Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Public Health Lynn R. Goldman

College of Professional Studies

Presentation of the Candidates
Interim Dean Melissa Feuer

School of Nursing

Presentation of the Candidates
Interim Dean Pamela Slaven-Lee

Alma Mater
Ms. Scarlett

Recessional
Corcoran Brass

University Marshal
James Tielsch Chair, Faculty Senate Executive Committee Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Milken Institute School of Public Health

2022 Commencement Program

 

 


 
 

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Elana Meyers Taylor

 

 

Elana Meyers Taylor, B.S. ’06,
M.T.A. ’11, HON ’18, to Deliver Keynote Address

The two-time GW alumna and former softball star is the most decorated Black athlete in Winter Olympic history.

Speakers and Awardees

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