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Tulane employee and graduate turns short-term assignment into a lasting legacy - May 25, 2021
Thirteen years ago, Niyoka “Nikki” Payton came to Tulane University as a temporary payroll clerk. Today, she is still at the university, currently one of the two talent acquisition coordinators in Tulane’s Office of Human Resources and Institutional...

Engineering graduate and musician values coursework and connections - May 24, 2021
Robert Johnson, who is receiving a Bachelor of Science from the School of Science and Engineering, with a double major in engineering physics and mathematics and a minor in music, embodied the “work hard” mentality, but learned throughout his time...

School of Medicine celebrates graduates with in-person ceremony at Convention Center - May 24, 2021
Students of the Class of 2021 at the Tulane University School of Medicine received their Doctor of Medicine and PhD degrees among family and friends at an in-person Commencement ceremony hosted at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday,...

Students and family celebrate Commencement at in-person ceremonies in Yulman Stadium - May 24, 2021
After an unprecedented year, the Class of 2021 joyously celebrated their Commencement in-person in Yulman Stadium with nine individual school ceremonies held over the course of three days: May 19-21. Proud family and friends filled the stands of the...

Tulane grads host ‘watch parties’ to view the virtual Unified Commencement Ceremony - May 23, 2021
Many Tulane graduates hosted watch parties to view the Unified Commencement Ceremony, which was held virtually this year. The livestream took place on Saturday, May 22. Members of the Class of 2021 broke out their caps and gowns, along with...

Newcomb Scholar is an activist and podcast host - May 20, 2021
Neuroscience was an unlikely major for LaKia Williams, a Newcomb Scholar who originally came to Tulane because of her interest in studying public relations. Communication, especially surrounding issues of social activism and reproductive justice, is...

Business graduate took pandemic as ‘opportunity to grow’ in her field - May 19, 2021
Laurel Anne Kessler takes opportunities where she finds them. She is graduating from the A. B. Freeman School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Management with a minor in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. When she came to...

Student journalist highlights stories of underrepresented communities - May 19, 2021
“I love talking to people and learning their stories,” explained graduating senior Juan Alejandro Olarte-Cortes. “Highlighting stories of underrepresented communities is not just fulfilling to me, but it creates visibility, which is integral to...

First architecture students graduate with new Real Estate degree - May 18, 2021
Less than a year ago, the new undergraduate real estate degree officially began at Tulane School of Architecture, but this fast-growing program is already graduating its first class in 2021. Sixteen students will graduate in May with the Bachelor...

SoPA student speaker and father paves the way for New Orleans youth - May 18, 2021
Derick Houston Jr.’s journey to — and through — the Tulane University School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) isn’t unusual. But his motivation and work ethic are in a league of their own. Houston said he did not immediately consider Tulane as a...

Senior played impactful role in School of Architecture’s transition during pandemic - May 18, 2021
Ask anyone at Tulane School of Architecture and they will tell you how creative and thoughtful Jesse Toohey is as a designer and fabrication specialist. But Toohey, who graduates in May with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, gets inspiration...

Commencement 2021: Stay in touch! - May 17, 2021
Stay in touch for the latest news about Commencement 2021! Text the phrase TUGrad to 888777 to opt in for our Commencement texts and emergency alerts. Click here to sign up for email updates.  Email your questions to tugrad@tulane.edu.  Follow...

Second degree offers a second chance at Commencement speech - May 17, 2021
Dylan Lucia is one of the student Commencement speakers for 2021. His speech will be part of the Unified Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 22. Last year, Dylan Lucia was preparing to graduate from the School of Science and Engineering (SSE)...

Law ‘encompassed all of my passions, all of my interests,’ says student Commencement speaker - May 17, 2021
Andrea Ewalefo is one of the student Commencement speakers for 2021. Her speech will be part of the Unified Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 22. A passion for advocacy prompted Andrea Ewalefo, JD/MBA candidate at Tulane Law School and A.B....

Tulane grads’ magnificent mortarboards - May 17, 2021
*/ Tulane graduates are ready for Commencement — here, a few grads show off some mad decorating skills. 1 Logan Alexis Weber Spears will earn a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health before going on to nursing school. 2 Charlotte...

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