Sunday, May 19, 2013
Cal Ripken, Jr. addresses the Class of 2013 Sunday in College Park.
Today—Sunday, May 19—marks graduation day for thousands of students from the University of Maryland. Parents, friends, professors, dignitaries, and soon-to-be alumni are gathering in the university's Comcast Center to celebrate the occasion in a campus-wide ceremony. This year's keynote speaker is baseball halll of famer Cal Ripken, Jr., best known for playing a record 2,632 consecutive games with the Baltimore Orioles. Below, find a full order today's events. You can follow the commencement as it happens—including Ripken's speech—using the UMD live stream. The online broadcast begins at 1 p.m. ET. ORDER OF EVENTS PROCESSIONAL University of Maryland Wind Ensemble Dr. L. Richmond Sparks, Conductor MOMENT OF REFLECTION The Reverend …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Baseball's 'Iron Man' will speak to nearly 7,000 graduates at the May 19 ceremony.
Baseball legend Cal Ripken, Jr. will deliver the 2013 commencement address for the University of Maryland, administrators announced Tuesday. The "Iron Man"—best known for playing a record 2,632 consecutive games with the Baltimore Orioles—will speak to nearly 7,000 graduates plus family and friends at the May 19 ceremony. “I hope that my life experience allows me to impart some wisdom and give [graduates] a message that will serve them as they start their careers," Ripken said in a statement. "While I never attended college, opting to pursue my baseball career after high school, I have great respect for higher education and the great value it brings to young people," he added. Ripken, who was raised in Aberdeen, MD, played shortstop and …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Noor Tagouri, 18 of Bowie, will deliver the student commencement address at the Prince George's Community College graduation ceremony on Thursday.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Bowie teen and incoming University of Maryland student Noor Tagouri has much to be proud of. A 4.0 grade point average, a long list of volunteer activities, numerous academic achievements, and on Thursday, she adds one more: youngest graduate to deliver the student commencement address at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC). The 18-year-old tested into the Honors Program at PGCC her junior year in high school, and she began taking courses at the college. This week, she will graduate with an associate of arts degree in general studies and a letter of recognition in events planning. She plans to attend UMd in the fall where she will study broadcast journalism and international development and conflict resolution. “The moment I began at …
Monday, May 21, 2012
We know you're proud of your Terp graduates. Show it by sharing their photos on Patch!
Sunday through Monday, University of Maryland students are strutting on stage across campus, proudly receiving their diplomas. We know that, as their friends and family, you are proud of them, too. There are ways to show it... with flowers and balloons, perhaps. And of course, a little cold, hard cash in a card is always appreciated. But why not make a public statement, and tell the world about your graduate's stellar accomplishments by sharing a photo on Patch? Here's how:
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
For the non-graduates, these are the places to avoid and when to avoid them.
University of Maryland students are preparing for graduation, coordinating with their families and friends where and when to be for upcoming commencement ceremonies. College Park residents might be interested in the details, too, to know exactly what locations to avoid. The school-wide commencement ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Comcast Center on Paint Branch Drive. Doors open at 11 a.m.; graduates are to report by 11:45 a.m.; and the procession of graduates begins at 12:15 p.m. (Check the University of Maryland website for more info about the campus-wide graduation.) Individual colleges and departments will also hold their own programs between Sunday and Monday evenings. Below is an easy-to-read schedule of where and …