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Celebrating the Class of 2021

2021 tassel in the turf

We are so proud of the Class of 2021! They’ve persevered through the most unsettling of years, and are now about to embark on the next stage of their lives. We can't wait to see all of the amazing things they will accomplish. Take a look at how we celebrated both virtually and in-person.

Alaba Danagogo

From student awards to faculty honors, the 2021 list of awardees denotes the impressive breadth and depth of scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. Congratulations to all!

Dr. Gezzer Ortega

Dr. Gezzer Ortega '03 delivered remarks at the 2021 Arts and Sciences | Maxwell Virtual Undergraduate Convocation. His speech highlighted how a liberal arts education has been foundational to his work as a physician. Other featured speakers included: Alaba Anna Tan Danagogo '21 (senior speaker); Karin Ruhlandt (A&S dean); and David Van Slyke (Maxwell dean). Watch the full Undergraduate Convocation ceremony.

Two girls posing in their graduation caps and gowns on The Stadium turf.

Erica Sandtorv G’21, master’s candidate in applied statistics, delivered the keynote address at the A&S Master’s Convocation. Other featured speakers included Jacob Gedetsis '18, G'21 (student reader) and Karin Ruhlandt (A&S dean). Recipients of the Excellence in Teaching and the 2021 Master’s Prize were also announced. Watch the full Master's Convocation ceremony.

George Saunders

“We come to love other people and are thereby counter-instructed in our own centrality. We get our butts kicked by real life, and people come to our defense, and help us, and we learn that we’re not separate, and don’t want to be.”

George Saunders G’88, renowned author and professor of English in Arts and Sciences, continues to make the list of top commencement speeches of all time for his A&S convocation remarks in 2013. This year was no exception as he was featured in CNN’s article.