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Commencement 2023

Meet Ziyad Gawish, ’23

Ziyad Gawish, a first-generation student who grew up on Long Island, New York, graduated in June with a degree in computer science. He will return to campus in the fall to complete a coterminal degree in electrical engineering.

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Stanford Law School —

Stanford Law graduates charged to lead with humanity

Stanford Law School’s 271 graduates celebrated their accomplishments and looked ahead to the future during Saturday’s Commencement ceremony.

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Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability —

Dean Arun Majumdar tells graduates, ‘I could not be more optimistic’

At the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability’s Commencement celebration, Dean Arun Majumdar encouraged the inaugural class of graduates to use their knowledge, leadership, and commitment to make a positive impact on the world.

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Stanford Graduate School of Education —

GSE graduates challenged to engage in empathy work

When people act from a place of empathy, they become even more motivated, considerate, and committed to those they’re trying to help, Professor Emerita Shelley Goldman told GSE graduates.

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Stanford Medicine —

Stanford Medicine grads urged to cherish community

At Saturday’s graduation ceremony, speakers including Nobel Prize winner Carolyn Bertozzi reflected on how the group came together post-pandemic and refocused on what makes Stanford Medicine unique.

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Academic awards recognize outstanding undergraduate achievement

Students from 28 undergraduate departmental and interdisciplinary honors programs were recognized with Firestone and Golden medals and Kennedy Honors Thesis prizes.

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Meet Tina Wong, ’23

The veteran and transfer student from San Jose, California, graduates this weekend with a degree in economics. She plans to pursue a career supporting clean energy initiatives in the nonprofit or public sector.

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Meet Nadia Hemmat, ’23

Nadia Hemmat, a transfer student from San Mateo, California, graduates in June with a bachelor’s degree in human biology. Motivated by her experience as a female athlete and her own family’s generational transformation, she will pursue a career in global health with a focus on women’s well-being.

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Stanford’s newest school has a new flag for Commencement

A new school flag for the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability will fly alongside flags from the six other schools at Stanford Commencement. The flag represents both the history and future of the school.

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Meet Sean and Caitlin Casey, ’23

The twins grew up outside South Bend, Indiana, older siblings to another twin pair. They graduate in June with bachelor's degrees in economics and public policy, respectively, and are pursuing coterminal master’s degrees in management science and engineering.

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