Commencement Archives

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Ceremony Archives

Rita Dove

168th Commencement - May, 13 2013

(Speaker: Rita Dove)
Document:
2013 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Dr. Ben Carson

167th Commencement - May, 14 2012

(Speaker: Dr. Ben Carson)
Document:
2012 Commencement Program (PDF)
Document: 2012 Keynote Transcript (PDF)
 Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Janet Napolitano

166th Commencement - May, 9 2011

(Speaker: Janet Napolitano)
Document:
2011 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video: Keynote Address (Youtube)
Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle (video currently unavailable)
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony (video currently unavailable)

Arnold Schwarzenegger

165th Commencement - May, 10 2010

(Speaker: Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Collection:
2010 Highlights, Awardee Videos, and Stories
Document:
2010 Commencement Program (PDF)
Newspaper: 
Special edition Emory Report (PDF)
Real Video:
All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle (regular)
Real Video: All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle (with captions)
Video: Schwarzenegger keynote address (YouTube)
Real Video: Emory College diploma ceremony (regular)
Real Video: Emory College diploma ceremony (with captions)

Vicente Fox

164th Commencement - May, 11 2009

(Speaker: Vicente Fox)
Collection:
2009 Highlights, Awardee Videos and Stories
Document:
2009 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video:
All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Fox keynote address (YouTube) 
Video: Scene selection
Video:
Emory College diploma ceremony

Bernie Marcus

163nd Commencement - May, 12 2008

(Speaker: Bernie Marcus)
Document:
2008 Commencement Program (PDF)
Video:
All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video:
Scene selection
Video:
Emory College diploma ceremony

Paul Farmer

162nd Commencement - May, 14 2007

(Speaker: Paul Farmer)
Video:
All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video:
Scene selection
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Marion Wright Edelman

161st Commencement - May, 15 2006

(Speaker: Marian Wright Edelman)
Video:
All-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Tom Brokaw

160th Commencement - May, 16 2005

(Speaker: Tom Brokaw)

Video: Complete all-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle
Video: Ceremony details and scene selection
Video: Emory College diploma ceremony

Mary Robinson

159th Commencement - May, 10 2004

(Speaker: Mary Robinson)

Video: Complete all-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Seamus Heaney

158th Commencement - May, 12 2003

(Speaker: Seamus Heaney)

Video: Complete all-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Alfred Uhry

157th Commencement - May, 13 2002

(Speaker: Alfred Uhry)

Video: Complete all-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Multiple Speakers

156th Commencement - May, 14 2001

(Speakers:  Deborah E. Lipstadt,  Bradley Currey Jr., Elias Chacour, Richard J. Goldstone,  and Charlayne Hunter-Gault)

Video: Complete all-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

George Mitchell

155th Commencement - May, 15 2000

(Speaker: George Mitchell)

Video: Complete all-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Robert Reich

154th Commencement - May, 12 1999

(Speaker: Robert Reich)

Video: Complete all-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

Dalai Lama

153rd Commencement - May, 11 1998

(Speaker: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama)
Text/Images:
Transcript of H.H. Dalai Lama's Commencement Address
Video:
Complete all-schools ceremony on the Quadrangle

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