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Watch video of the full 2015 ceremonies.
All Commencement ceremonies dating back to 2009 can be watched in full on the Commencement YouTube playlist.
2015 Graduates of Note
Lacrosse player shines in academics as well as athletics
As the DU community descends from its post- lacrosse-championship bliss, the reality for most students is final papers and exams. Things are no different for senior Erik Adamson, midfielder for the Pioneers’ 2015 NCAA Championship men’s lacrosse team, who boasts impressive numbers both on and off the field.
Theater major says yes to career in performing arts
Nicole Campbell, a senior graduating with a double major in theater and gender and women’s studies, credits her career success to her willingness to pursue and say “yes” to opportunities outside of her comfort zone.
Senior leaves as DU's most decorated swimmer ever
Samantha Corea spent her college career rewriting the Pioneer record books. She'll leave DU with eight school records, more than any swimmer in school history. She finished off her collegiate resume by breaking three DU records and medaling twice at the 2015 NCAA Championships.
A leader among leaders
Richard Maez was determined to go down a different path when he arrived at the University of Denver. “In high school I wasn’t super involved, and I didn’t want to do the same thing coming into DU,” he explains. He may have outdone himself.
2014 Graduates of Note
Graduating senior eyes starting her own wearable tech company
“I fully believe that if you want something bad enough, if you put your intention out there and work your butt off, that you can achieve it,” says University of Denver senior Makayla Cappel.
Graduating senior a champion for public education in Colorado
University of Denver senior Taylor Lobato was the named plaintiff in the high-profile case Lobato vs. State of Colorado. The lawsuit—filed in 2005 by a group of parents from around Colorado and school districts from the San Luis Valley—challenges the adequacy of public education funding in Colorado.
Finance major’s nonprofit donates school supplies to kids in need
Alex Olmanson, a senior finance major at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, has set out to help alleviate nationwide school supply shortages with his business, Working on Our Future (WOOF).
Social work student addresses the stigma associated with mental illness
Although it was one of the most difficult times in his life, Andrew Steward has never been shy about talking about his battle with mental illness. Steward, a student in the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, has shared his story, and spoken out against the stigma surrounding mental illness, at TEDx events (including one at DU in 2011), legislative meetings and community events.