Spring 2014 Commencement
Oct 1, 2014 – Oct 2, 2014
On June 16, UO English graduated 122 majors, sixteen MA candidates, and twelve PhD candidates. Professor Karen Ford delivered the opening address, encouraging graduates to rely on their training in language, literature, and culture “to think deeply about the construction of character through depictions of the human struggle to find value and ways to live in the world.” Congratulations, graduates! Several students received special recognition at the ceremony:
Joseph Bitney was named the Class of 2014 Valedictorian; Naduah Wheeler was presented with the Thelma and Stanley Greenfield Award for the best English Honors Thesis; Samuel Rodgers, Dylan Thompson, and Kamiiya Wiliams won Swig Essay Prizes for the best undergraduate essays submitted to an English class during each term, an award made possible by Mary and Steven Swig (BA, 1963); Alexandra Carthew received the 2013-2014 A. Kingsley Weatherhead Essay Prize for the best undergraduate essay on Shakespeare, an award made possible by Gloria and Bob Lee in memory of Kingsley Weatherhead and to promote the undergraduate study of Shakespeare at the University of Oregon. View the 2014 Commencement Program here. View UO English 2014 Commencement photos.