May 17, 2010
Videos and slide shows from Commencement Weekend:
Congratulations to All
SMU awarded nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk gave the Commencement Address.
Scenes from Commencement
Scenes from Graduations
Scenes from Baccalaureate
SMU parent James Dunne wrote this song after seeing his daughter walking across campus.
SMU honored new graduates Commencement Weekend, May 14-15, awarding nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
Principal speaker for the 95th University-wide Commencement was United States Trade Representative and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk.
"Go work hard at your career, whatever it may be," Kirk told the graduates. "Raise the best family that you can, with smart, educated kids. Improve your community, whether those are the neighbors on your street, the people in your town, or the citizens of the world." (Read the full text of his prepared remarks, watch a video, or download it to your iPod.)
Honorary degrees were awarded to Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham, University of California-Berkeley physicist Saul Perlmutter and Russian human rights lawyer Karinna Akopovna Moskalenko.
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