#gwcommencement


 

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development 

 

2022 School Celebration

Commencement

The GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) invites all Class of 2022 graduates, with their families and friends, to celebrate their commencement with us.

If you have questions about GW's commencement ceremonies, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

Commencement Week Events

Friday, May 13

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
Friday 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Eastern | Lisner Auditorium

For those who prefer to join virtually, return here to view a livestream on the day of the event.

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Doctoral Hooding Ceremony -- open to doctoral graduates and their guests. The event will begin with light refreshments at 10:30 a.m. before our doctoral procession and hooding ceremony begins at 12:00 p.m.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Closed captions and ASL interpretation will be provided at this event. Limit 6 guests.

Happy Hour: Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Friday 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Eastern | Kogan Plaza (on H Street, NW, next to Gelman Library)

Please join us for drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol options) and light refreshments to kick off our 2022 Commencement celebrations.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Limit 2 guests.

 

 

 

Saturday, May 14

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Celebration
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Eastern | Charles E. Smith Center

For those who prefer to join virtually, return here to view a livestream on the day of the event.

Celebration for graduates of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. All Doctoral, Master's, and EdS-level graduates are invited to attend.

Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Closed captions and ASL interpretation will be provided at this event. Limit 6 guests.

Reception for Graduate School of Education and Human Development Celebration
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern | University Student Center - Third Floor

Please join us for light refreshments following GSEHD's graduation ceremony.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Limit 6 guests.

 

 

 

For the most up-to-date information about GW's university-wide Commencement celebration, visit commencement.gwu.edu

 

 

Our Speakers

Titilola Harley

 

Keynote Speaker

Titilola Harley, GWSB ‘09
Program Officer, Research and Development - K-12 Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Founder, Harley Consulting Group

Titilola (Titi) Harley is a Program Officer on the K-12 Education team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She leads the Research and Development Team’s work on exploring elements of effective educational solutions and practices that are integral to improving outcomes for students who are Black, Latino, and/or experiencing poverty.

Prior to her work in philanthropy, Titi started her career in the Office of Special Education at DC Public Schools, and eventually transitioned into management consulting supporting education agencies across the country. In 2017 she founded Harley Consulting Group, an equity-focused management consulting firm that partners with school districts, state departments of education, schools, non-profits, and foundations to address their organizational and change management needs to better support young people from all backgrounds and expand access to high-quality education. Learn more about Titilola Harley

 

Nirmala Narayan

 

Student Speaker

Nirmala Narayan, GSEHD ‘22
Ph.D. in Education

Born in India and raised in British Hong Kong, Nirmala Narayan experientially understands the significance of her dissertation, “Written into Representation: The South Asian Girl in Cultural Texts”. She joined GWU from a predominantly business background with an MBA and Master’s in marketing and Finance. She has spent the past 20 years in Philadelphia, where she worked in university administration and as a middle school English teacher. Combining elements of her diverse background, her study explores the influence of representations on how a new generation of South Asian girls construct their social and cultural identities. Her long-term goals are to continue to add to the body of knowledge regarding South Asian girls’ experiences in Education. She loves and adores her niece Aditi and her baby nephew Krishna. Her greatest achievement is keeping her potted plant “Plantasia” alive for the duration of her doctoral journey.

 

 

 

GW University-Wide Celebration for all Graduates

 

University Commencement on the National Mall will be held on Sunday, May 15, 2022. The graduate procession will begin at 10:00 a.m. EDT, and remarks will begin at 10:30 a.m. EDT.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

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Departments Awarding Degrees

500+

Students graduating from GSEHD in 2022

310,000+

The Class of 2022 joins a worldwide community of GW alumni living in more than 150 different countries.

 

 

 

Let’s Celebrate! #GSEHDgrad #GWCommencement

 

 

 

 

 

GW 2022 Caketopper

Downloadables

Show your pride from home! Find printable yard signs, cake designs, Zoom backgrounds, GIFs and more on the GW Commencement website.

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