Commencement 2013 Highlights

Commencement 2013

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More than 1,400 degrees were conferred during UW Bothell’s 22nd Commencement Ceremony, held June 17 in Seattle. The Commencement speaker was Dr. Oscar Arias, two-time president of Costa Rica and Nobel Laureate.

Arias outlined three things that the Class of 2013 could teach the world.

  1. Teach us to bind the borders that keep one nation from another. The fate of one people is impossible to separate from others.
  2. Teach us to use our power to alleviate human suffering.
  3. You - not your parents or grandparents know how to use technology to change the world. Teach us that the ability to set the course for humanity is no longer in the hands of the few. Teach us to use these tools to make a difference.


Class of 2013

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Commencement 2013 Videos

2013 President’s Medal: Eleanor Marsh

2013 President’s Medal: Eleanor Marsh

Eleanor Marsh received the 2013 President’s Medal. As a graduating senior, she was recognized for having the most distinguished academic record and demonstrated achievements and success.

Emerging Leader Award: Tyrell Edwards

Emerging Leader Award: Tyrell Edwards

Tyrell Edwards was honored with the Emerging Leader Award for his exceptional leadership skills, excellent academic record and clear indication of outstanding future leadership.

Keynote: Dr. Oscar Arias

Keynote Speaker and Recipient of Honorary Degree: Dr. Oscar Arias

Dr. Oscar Arias, two-time President of Costa Rica and Nobel Laureate received a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, for his remarkable and heroic contributions to world peace and prosperity.