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2013 Commencement Schedule

While we've celebrated many of Willamette's graduates already, the GSE will soon graduate its cohort for this year. Full schedule below. Congratulations!

Saturday, June 15
Noon–5:00 p.m. Willamette Store Open
University Center, 1st Floor
1:30 p.m. Graduate School of Education Group Photos
Graduate School of Education Group Photos Jackson Plaza
Group photos and rehearsal
2:00 p.m. Graduate School of Education Line Up
Jackson Plaza
2:30 p.m. Graduate School of Education Hooding & Commencement Ceremony
Smith Auditorium

Commencement Speaker - Donalyn Miller, Teacher and Author

Donalyn Miller has worked with a wide variety of upper elementary and middle school students and currently teaches fourth grade at O.A. Peterson Elementary in Fort Worth, Texas. In her popular book, "The Book Whisperer," Miller reflects on her journey to become a reading teacher and describes how she inspires and motivates her middle school students to read 40 or more books a year. Her articles about teaching and reading have appeared in publications such as The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership and The Washington Post. 

3:30-5:00 p.m. Graduate School of Education Reception
Goudy Commons
All Graduate School of Education graduates, family and friends are invited to a cake and sparking punch reception immediately following the hooding and commencement ceremony. 
3:30-5:00 p.m. Return Graduate School of Education Hoods & Gowns
Willamette Store, University Center, 1st Floor