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2016 Commencement: Numbers and Photos

 

The Graduate School held its Ph.D. hooding ceremony on May 14 at the Durham Convention Center, where 255 Ph.D. students received their diplomas and celebrated with families and friends.

Ralph Alan Cohen (A.M.'69, Ph.D.'73 English), a noted Shakespearean scholar, received the Distinguished Alumni Award during the ceremony. Cohen, the only American to win the prestigious Sam Wanamkaer Award from Shakespeare's Globe, addressed the graduating students and recounted his own experience at Duke.

Here is a look back at The Graduate School's commencement weekend in numbers and pictures.

In Numbers

200

 

Pounds of salmon served at the reception after the Ph.D. hooding ceremony

255

 

Ph.D. graduates who attended the hooding ceremony

406

 

Ph.D. graduates for academic year 2015–2016

509

 

Master’s graduates for academic year 2015–2016

1,770

 

Total attendees at the Ph.D. hooding ceremony

22,500

 

Steps taken at the hooding ceremony by Sondra Ponzi, the lead organizer for the event.

 

In Pictures

See the pictures on our Facebook page.