ushered the 2010 GW graduates into the world with flare, joy, and inspiring words from First Lady Michele Obama. The weekend included a Celebration ceremony at the Charles E. Smith Center for Columbian College undergraduate and graduate students. Dean Peg Barratt
applauded the College's newest alumni for their accomplishments and encouraged ongoing creativity, service, and leadership in future endeavors.
Among the many Arts and Sciences graduates recognized were Andi Israel
, who conducted research on D.C.'s homeless as a Gamow Undergraduate Research Fellow; Iraq war veteran Brian Hawthorne
, who organized and became president of the GW Veterans Organization; and Thomas Richards
, a Phi Beta Kappa music student who sang this year with the Washington National Opera. For a full list of graduates, speakers, and more, download the Celebration Program
Dean Barratt's Celebration Speech
"We've encouraged each of you to think big, act boldly, and change lives... I look to you, with anticipation and pride, for innovations, creativity, discovery, leadership, and service. Congratulations and all the best!"
—Peg Barratt, Dean of Columbian College
Read her full speech