College Prepares for 2014 Convocation Ceremonies

College Prepares for 2014 Convocation Ceremonies

With the first hints of spring in the air, the faculty and staff of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are abuzz with the events that cap off (pun intended) each school year: convocation.

This year, the college is hosting two convocation ceremonies. On May 14, we will celebrate the convocation for the humanities and interdisciplinary programs. On May 15, we will hold the convocation for the social sciences. Each ceremony will welcome graduating candidates for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, and each ceremony will take place at the Patriot Center at 7:00 pm. No tickets are required to attend. The university commencement will take place on Saturday, May 17, at 10:00 am.

The college is particularly enthusiastic about the honored speakers who will be a part of the celebrations. Broadcast journalist Angie Goff, of WRC-TV, will address the graduates at the convocation for humanities and interdisciplinary programs. Ms. Goff, who received her BA in communication from Mason in 2001, is well known in the DC area for her reporting and her community involvement. The social sciences convocation will welcome attorney Michael Whitlock, a partner with international law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP. Mr. Whitlock received his BA in government and international politics from Mason in 1996, then moved on to Harvard University for his master's degree in public policy and to the University of Virginia for his law degree. The college is delighted to have such esteemed and interesting alumni return to address our students and their families.

Any students or families seeking additional information, including which convocation ceremony to attend, are encouraged to see the links on the right.

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