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Commencement 2016

  • Maria Elena Salinas
  • SOC Commencement Ceremony
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  • AU student award winners
  • AU Commencement
  • Veteran Latina journalist Maria Elena Salinas spoke about Hispanic empowerment at American University.

Commencement 2016

American University’s 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. Ceremonies will be held in Bender Arena, located on main campus.


Saturday, May 7, 2016

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

2016 SOC Student Speakers and Flag Bearers

Student Speakers

Candine Norwood, MA in International Media
Trey Yingst, BA in Journalism


Flag Bearers

Timothy J. Lawson
Kaydian Anastacia Jones
Dyáni A. Brown
Emilie S. Ikeda