Media Contacts

Office of Media Relations
2121 Eye St., NW
Rice Hall 5th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: 202-994-6460
Fax: 202-994-9025
E-mail: gwmedia@gwu.edu

 

The George Washington University Commencement Week Activities

May 12-17
May 08, 2015
MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Maralee Csellar: 202-994-7564, csellar@gwu.edu
Jason Shevrin: 202-994-5631, jshevrin@gwu.edu 
 
The George Washington University will hold a series of celebrations to honor and celebrate the graduating class of 2015. Events include: 
 
Tuesday
Athletics Commencement, 3 p.m.
Marvin Center, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre 
800 21st St., NW
 
Thursday
Speaker: Carrie Schwab Pomerantz, M.B.A. '87, president, Charles Schwab Foundation; senior vice president, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.; chairman of the board, Schwab Charitable
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd Street NW
 
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, Third Floor
800 21st Street NW
 
Senior Class of 2015 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
 
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Friday
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony, 8:00 a.m. 
Dorothy Betts Theatre, Marvin Center, First Floor
800 21st St., NW
 
Speaker: Speakers include the Dean Ben Vinson III as well as several faculty and students.
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Speaker: Michael E. Brown, dean, ESIA
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Alumni House
1918 F St., NW
 
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 
Speaker: Mark R. Shenkman, M.B.A. '67, founder, president and chief investment officer, Shenkman Capital
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Speaker: Pamela R. Jeffries, dean, GW School of Nursing
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 
Speaker: Kristy Ortiz, B.S. '99, M.S. '01, vice president and managing director, Pace Global
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Saturday
Speaker: Dorothy Moore, Advisory Board member and professor emerita, GSEHD
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: Speakers include Dean Ben Vinson III, as well as several faculty and students.
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
 
Speaker: Michael Boticelli, director of National Drug Control Policy
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: Speakers include Dean Ben Vinson III as well as several faculty and students.
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
Speaker: Vivek Murthy, surgeon general of the United States
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 
Speaker: Marybeth Davies, manager, paralegal program, DuPont
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
May 17
Speaker: Tim Cook, Apple CEO
Honorary Degree Recipients and Speakers: Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and Carole M. Watson, Ph.D. '78, former acting chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Mall on the grounds of the Washington Monument 
Constitution Ave., NW, Between 15th and 17th Streets
 
Speaker: Vivek Murthy, surgeon general of the United States
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
 
Speaker: Bobby R. Burchfield, J.D. '79, partner, King & Spalding
Charles E. Smith Center
600 22nd St., NW
 
RSVP: 
Media interested in covering any of the individual school ceremonies or the university commencement on the National Mall should RSVP at least one day prior to each event to GW Media Relations at 202-994-6460 or gwmedia@gwu.edu
 
For more information regarding GW’s Commencement, visit the Commencement website or the Commencement Media Kit.
 
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