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Warner School of Education

Teaching is a “noble and critically important profession,” G. Robert Witmer Jr. ’58 tells the more than 200 graduates of the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development as they receive their doctoral and master’s degrees May 20.

  • a group of graduates taking a selfie Tip of the hat: Master’s candidate Brianne Rose gets last-minute help with her cap and tassel. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • student looks at the camera as she walks by in her graduation gown Sister, sister: Yasmin (left) and Ayaa Elgoharry pose for a pre-commencement photo. On Saturday, the Egyptian-born sisters received their master’s degrees in educational leadership, becoming the first in their family to earn college degrees. (University photo / Keith Walters)
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  • Danny Wegman shakes hand with Joel Seligman Final prep: The candidates gather in the staging area. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • overhead view of the commencement ceremony at Eastman Theatre Fanfare for the uncommon grads: The quintet performs as the academic procession enters Kodak Hall. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • student smiles while a doctoral hood is lowered over his head Storytelling tradition: At Warner School commencements, the tradition is to forgo commencement speeches and focus instead on the students’ stories. “You will learn something about each of our 2017 graduates,” says Raffaella Borasi, the Federica Warner professor and dean of the Warner School, in her welcoming remarks. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • student speaking and smiling from the podium Putting the ‘prize’ in surprise: Hayley Johnson wins the Walter I. Garms Award for Educational Leadership, the recipient of which is only revealed during the ceremony. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • Joel Seligman shaking hands with members of the Ganatra family Role model: Jayne Lammers (left), assistant professor of teaching and curriculum, receives the G. Graydon Curtis ’58 and Jane W. Curtis Award for Nontenured Faculty Teaching Excellence. Dean Borasi highlighted Lammers as a model of great teaching, someone who is able to “provide just the right balance between challenge and support.” (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • Carol Nadelson speaking from the podium Greetings from stage left: Shawn Denman waves to his family and friends in the audience after earning his EdD. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • row of graduates reads the graduation oath Saw this day coming: Newly minted EdD Sasha Eloi-Evans shakes hands with Brian Brent, associate dean of graduate studies at the Warner School. Brent regularly tells Warner students that he’s one of the first people they meet at orientation and that his is one of the last faces they will see when crossing the stage at commencement. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • student smiles while a doctoral hood is lowered over her head You’ve come a long way: Master’s candidate Zoey Francis is overwhelmed with emotion during the conferral of her degree. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • student smiles while a doctoral hood is lowered over his head You made it! In the moments after the degrees are conferred, the graduates are recognized and feted by an audience of supporters. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • Mark Taubman speaking from the podium Hug it out: Flutura Shala embraces Joyce Duckles, assistant professor (clinical) of counseling and human development. (University photo / Keith Walters)
  • group of graduates walking up the staircase in Eastman Theatre Cap it off: During the post-ceremony reception, Yurely Massiel Ramirez gets some help with her cap. (University photo / Keith Walters)

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