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Commencement 2014

  • News Legend Couric "Sparks" Students
  • School of Communication Commencement Photos
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Commencement 2014

American University’s 128th commencement ceremonies will feature the conferral of undergraduate and graduate degrees, recognition of the University and Student Achievement Award winners, commencement addresses, and remarks by President Neil Kerwin. All ceremonies will be held in Bender Arena, located on AU’s main campus. Full 2014 commencement information.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • 9:00 a.m.: School of Communication Ceremony

SOC Student Speakers and Flag Bearers


Student Speakers

  • Angeli Gabriel – Graduate Student Speaker, Watch Video
  • Barbara Sprunt – Undergraduate Student Speaker, Watch Video


Flag Bearers

  • Kelsey Balimtas - B.A. in Public Communication
  • Dana Bramble - B.A. in Film and Media Arts
  • Sarah Gray - M.A. in Public Communication
  • Tyler Osborne - B.A. in Film and Media Arts & Audio Production

Commencement Speaker

Katie Couric

News legend Katie Couric named the 2014 SOC commencement speaker.

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Graduate Speaker

SOC Angeli Gabriel

Graduate student commencement speaker Angeli Gabriel overcomes fear, finds success.

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Undergrad Speaker

SOC Barbara Sprunt

SOC undergraduate speaker, Barbara Sprunt, discusses her formula for success.

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Emerging From Tragedy

Through organ donation, American University master’s graduate Sarah Gray brings a message of hope.

Through organ donation, SOC master’s graduate Sarah Gray brings a message of hope.

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