Over 6,200 students graduated in 10 ceremonies this weekend.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson forewarned students of the difficulty of making moral and critical decisions in government in his School of Foreign Service commencement address – which was briefly interrupted by a group of 10 hecklers – in McDonough Arena on Saturday.
Environmentalist and explorer Alexandra Cousteau (COL ’98) encouraged graduates to take control of their own legacies, maintain a sense of wonder and preserve the planet in a commencement address to the Georgetown College Class of 2016 in McDonough Arena on Saturday.
National League of Nursing CEO Beverly Malone emphasized the importance of staying true to one’s values in achieving success at the commencement ceremony for the School of Nursing and Health Studies in McDonough Arena on Saturday.
Humana President and CEO Brouce Broussard advocated the importance of work-life balance and caring for others in his commencement address to undergraduates in the McDonough School of Business in McDonough Hall on Saturday.
A total of seven students — including a record four students from Georgetown College — were honored as valedictorians and Dean’s Medal recipients for their GPAs this weekend.
In a commencement ceremony featuring the Qatari royal family and main campus officials, the School of Foreign Service in Qatar graduated its eighth and largest cohort May 5. The graduating class numbered 68 students, with 44 women and 24 men receiving the same Bachelor of Science in foreign service degrees conferred upon students at the D.C. campus, with available majors in international politics, international economics, international history and culture and politics.