2010 Commencement Weekend is May 14-15

Congratulations to the Class of 2010

Graduates at 2010 SMU Commencement

Oh, the Places They're Going!

Called to serve
After being deployed to Iraq in 2005, Doretta Fortenberry made a lifechanging decision: to become a military chaplain. More »
Doretta Fortenberry
Cancer survivor inspires
Diana Garcia is a proud 10-year cancer survivor and has served as a spokesperson and advocate for cancer patients, especially children with cancer. More »
Diana Garcia
From silence to hearing
Michael Noble was born deaf and could not hear music until age 2. An honor student, he is receiving a degree in business. More »
Michael Noble
Making the Earth better
The first three graduates of SMU’s Environmental Studies program are being awarded their diplomas. More » 
Graduates seek alternatives to job search (SMU Daily Campus)
Senior Jesse Murphy plans to ride his bike across the country this year without a dollar to his name. He's part of a growing number of graduates who choose alternatives to entering the job market immediately after college.  More »

May 17, 2010

Videos and slide shows from Commencement Weekend:

 SMU Commencement 2010
Congratulations to All video icon
SMU awarded nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.
 Ron Kirk at SMU Commencement on 15 May 2010
Commencement Address video icon
U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk gave the Commencement Address.
 Scene from 2010 Commencement
Scenes from Commencement
 Scene from 2010 school graduations
Scenes from Graduations
 Scene from 2010 Baccalaureate
Scenes from Baccalaureate
 Scene from Remember SMU song
SMU Forever video icon
SMU parent James Dunne wrote this song after seeing his daughter walking across campus.

About Commencement

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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