More than 400 students earn Communication degrees at 2016 graduation ceremony
On June 9, 2016, more than 400 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students gathered in The Quad to celebrate receiving degrees from the UW Department of Communication. Accomplished students proudly walked across the stage as more than 2,500 friends and family members cheered them on and captured photos.
Several faculty members were on hand to make speeches, read names, and shake hands with the newly minted graduates. Nate Miles was recognized as the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for Eli Lilly and Company. As the keynote speaker, Miles spoke about the importance of finding opportunity in a rapidly changing world of communication. He recognized that the new graduates all now possess the gift of communication and then asked them to consider how they will apply what they have learned as they move forward. Miles said, “It’s in your mind. Your pen. Your keyboard. It’s in your voice. You have that opportunity.”
A heartfelt congratulations to all the graduates!
Watch the 2016 Communication Graduation Celebration
To watch highlights from the Celebration, click the following links: