At the ceremony select graduating students were honored for their contributions and personal achievements.
Brian Peterson (IAS '08) - Student Commencement Speaker
In his speech, Peterson echoed Mortenson's sentiments as he encouraged his fellow classmates to be mindful of their future courses of action. ..."It is our responsibility to help break down the barriers that make such opportunities so incredibly rare for the majority of the world. It is we who must address global inequalities. It is on us to insist that maintaining the dignity of all individuals be paramount. In the face of injustice, we must both sound the alarm and demand restitution." Peterson was selected as speaker because of his many accomplishments and scholarly achievements.
Ebou Cham (Nursing '08) - Chancellor's Medal
Cham was chosen for the honor because of his commitment to learning and for being a consistent source of inspiration for faculty and fellow students.
Susan Tallis (IAS '08) - President's Medal
Tallis received the award for her distinguished academic record and demonstrated academic achievements and success.
607 baccalaureate and 110 master's degrees were conferred at the ceremony which also honored the 61 students who earned their Washington State Residency Certificates in education after completing coursework at UW Bothell.