VIDEO & PHOTOS: President’s Medalists and Honorary Doctorates recognized at CAH Commencement

2022 Graduate President's Medalist stands during the College of Arts and Humanities commencement ceremony.

Nearly 500 students walked into the College of Arts and Humanities Commencement ceremony in style as a jazz ensemble played a swinging version of Pomp and Circumstance composed by Edward Elgar and arranged by Tim Shaghoian. Graduate student Zoey Turney began the proceedings with the national anthem.

The 2022 commencement was especially unique as both President’s Medalists and honorary doctorate degrees were awarded to a single college within the university. The heavy Dean’s Medal and President’s medals clanked loudly around the necks of undergraduate Steven Hensley and graduate Audia Dixon as they stood to be recognized in the ceremony.  

Honorary doctorates were awarded to acclaimed artist Judy Chicago and longtime local educator Antonio “Tony” Petrosino.

The crowd exited the arena to the jazz ensemble’s rendition of “Mombo Inn,” composed by Mario Bauza and “St. Thomas,” by Sonny Rollins.

The College of Arts and Humanities congratulates all of this year’s graduates!

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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