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Phone: 202-994-6460
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The George Washington University Class of 2014 Commencement Week Activities

May 12, 2014
MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Maralee Csellar: 202-994-7564, csellar@gwu.edu
Angela Olson: 202-994-3087, olsona@gwu.edu
 
EVENTS:
The George Washington University will hold a series of celebrations to honor and celebrate the graduating class of 2014. Events include: 
 
Tuesday
Athletics Commencement, 3 p.m.
Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre 
800 21st St., NW
 
Thursday
Speaker: Hossein Fateh, president, CEO and co-founder of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. 
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Graduate School of Education and Human Development Doctoral Recognition Ceremony, noon
Speaker: Carrie Morgridge, vice president of the Morgridge Family Foundation
Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
800 21st St., NW
 
Senior Class of 2014 Toast, Picture and Gift Presentation, noon
University Yard

H Street NW, Between 20th and 21st Streets
 
Multicultural Student Services Center Graduation Celebration, 1 p.m.

Charles E. Smith Center

600 22nd St., NW
 
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, 5 p.m.

Charles E. Smith Center

600 22nd St., NW

 

Friday

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony, 8 a.m.

Marine Corps War Memorial
400 N. Meade St.
Arlington, Va.
 
Speaker: David Karpf, assistant professor of media and public affairs

Charles E. Smith Center

600 22nd St., NW
 
Speaker: David Shambaugh, B.A. ’78, professor of political science and international affairs
Charles E. Smith Center

600 22nd St., NW
 
Alumni House
1918 F St., NW
 
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 
Speaker: Barry Salzberg, global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Speaker: Maureen P. McCausland, president and chief nursing officer at MedStar Health
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 
Speaker: Kevin L. Kelly, CEO of LGS Innovations

Charles E. Smith Center

600 22nd St., NW
 
Saturday
Speaker: Cora B. Marrett, deputy director of the National Science Foundation
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Western Presbyterian
2401 Virginia Ave., NW
 
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programs Celebration (part one includes the following majors: economics, human services, journalism & mass communication
political communication, political science/public policy focus, psychology
sociology and criminal justice), noon
Speaker: Irene R. Foster, assistant professor of economics
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Speaker: Mike Milken, chairman of the Milken Institute and co-founder of the Milken Family Foundation
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 
Alumni House
1918 F St., NW
 
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Degree Programs Celebration (part two includes remaining majors not participating in the earlier ceremony), 3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Melani McAlister, associate professor of American studies and international affairs
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
School of Medicine and Health Sciences Health Sciences Celebration, 4 p.m.
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 
Speaker: Dennis W. Johnson, professor of political management
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
May 18
Speaker: Humanitarian, Philanthropist and World-Renowned Chef José Andrés
Honorary Degree Recipients and Speakers: Maudine R. Cooper, social justice advocate and retired Greater Washington Urban League executive; W. Russell Ramsey, B.B.A. ’81, chairman emeritus of the GW Board of Trustees and founder, chairman and CEO of Ramsey Asset Management
The National Mall, between 7th and 14th Streets
 
School of Medicine and Health Sciences M.D. Celebration, 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Kurt Newman, president and CEO at Children’s National Medical Center
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 
Speaker: Bruce Sewell, J.D. ’86, general counsel and senior vice president of legal and government affairs at Apple
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
RSVP: 
Media interested in covering any of the individual school ceremonies should RSVP to GW Media Relations at 202-994-6460 or gwmedia@gwu.edu
 
For more information regarding GW’s Commencement, visit the GW Commencement website and GW Commencement Media Kit.
 
For media information about the university commencement, visit http://bit.ly/1oIsKbK
 
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