Commencement 2022 Participants

Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Welcome Remarks: Jose Fuentes 05F, chair of the board of trustees

Land Acknowledgement: Roosbelinda Cárdenas, associate professor of anthropology and Latin American studies

Student Moderators: Judah Vashti Doty and Zahria Thomas

Staff Toast: Erdim Yilmaz, Lead Event and Retail Supervisor

Faculty Toast: Nathan McClain, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and African American Literature and Art

Student Address: Iyanu Bishop

Keynote Speaker: Loretta Ross Taylor Associate Professor of the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College; activist, public intellectual, and scholar

Alumni Toast: Chen Chen 07F

Conferral of Degrees: Christoph Cox, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty

Closing of the Ceremony: Erdim Yilmaz