Skip to main content
Expand AU Menu

Commencement 2017

  • AU Commencement

Commencement 2017


American University’s commencement ceremonies will feature the conferral of undergraduate and graduate degrees, recognition of the University and Student Achievement Award winners, commencement addresses, and remarks by President Neil Kerwin. Ceremonies will be held in Bender Arena, located on main campus.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

  • 1:30 p.m.: School of Communication Spring Commencement Ceremony

2017 SOC Speakers and Flag Bearers


Honored Speaker

Sir Howard Stringer

Student Speakers

Carlos Diaz-Barriga, MA in International Media
Asia Taylor, MA in Producing for Film and Video
Emily Whitworth, BA in Public Relations and Strategic Communication

Flag Bearers

Killian MacDonald, BA in Public Communications and Religious Studies
Jesse Smith, MA in Strategic Communication
Jenny Sokol, MA in Strategic Communication
Stephanie Kurse, BA in Public Communication