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Commencement News

Congratulations Summer Graduates!

Summer 2016 Commencement was held on Friday, August 12, on Carnegie Green.


Previous 2016 Ceremonies

Spring ceremonies were held on June 3 and 4 in Magness Arena at the Ritchie Center. The speakers were Susana Cordova, acting superintendent of Denver Public Schools, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

2016 Graduation highlights video


2016 Graduates of Note

Nearly 2,000 amazing Pioneers received degrees in spring 2016 and moved on to start lives of purpose. We wish we could tell all their stories, but here are just a few.

Accounting major’s internship turns into full-time job

Senior Rodney Castillo is set up for success after his graduation in June. The accounting major has landed a job with Ernst & Young, a large accounting firm he has been interning with for the past two years.

Watch video about Castillo


Neda Kikhia

Neda Kikhia graduates as CLA Student Leader of the Year

On Jan. 30, 2016, DU senior Neda Kikhia was excited but nervous. Kikhia was about to step into her most important interview to date: the one that would result in her being named the Colorado Leadership Alliance 2016 Student Leader of the Year.

Read more about Kikhia


Angus Kitchell

Ecology degree provides the antidote to a desk job

A fan of all things outdoors, Angus Kitchell came to DU from his hometown of Seattle. He received a BS in ecology and biodiversity through the Department of Biological Sciences, where he was a lab assistant for assistant professor Robin Tinghitella.

Read more about Kitchell


Mingwei (Ophelia) Song

Graduate student aims to pursue her passion for international work

A native of China, Mingwei (Ophelia) Song came to DU’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology after earning a BA in psychology from Juniata College in Pennsylvania. She receieved an MA in international disaster psychology from GSPP in June. "The mental health needs of individuals in developing countries are not being met," she says. "International work is my passion. I care about people's mental health through a global lens."

Read more about Song

New MBA grads help businesses become B Corps

Jacklyn Ward and Betsy Fischer believe businesses can be much more than a profit source for their owners or shareholders. The two have a passion for aligning companies’ vision, values and purpose with their internal practices.

Read more about Ward and Fischer


Previous ceremonies

All Commencement ceremonies dating back to 2009 can be watched in full on the Commencement YouTube playlist.