2017 Commencement

Relive the speeches and highlights from 2017


U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) 

Sen. Tammy Duckworth — a combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient — spoke of perseverity in the face of adversity.


Lt. Gen. Nadja West

The 44th surgeon general of the United States Army implored graduating students to not be skeptical in determing what's possible for their future. 


Marty Baron

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post editor spoke about the importance of journalism in today's political environment.


Student Speaker Angela Sako

The two-time graduate and Presidential Administrative Fellow touched on the idea of welcoming and embracing uncertainty, challenges and differences of opinion.



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