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Celebrating Our Graduating Seniors

With nearly 450 students earning their Bachelors Degrees in psychology over the course of this year there are lots of things -- and lots of people--to celebrate.  Two events hosted by the Psychology Department marked this important and exciting time of transition for our undergraduate students. 

On June 4, we hosted the second annual Psychology Senior BBQ to show our appreciation for our students.  Under sunny skies, 80 graduating seniors along with faculty and staff got together to share food and fond memories of their time as UW psychology majors. 

A more formal right of passage took place on the evening of June 11 as 250 of our graduates participated in the Psychology Graduation Celebration.  Students, along with their families and friends, filled the HUB Ballrooms to capacity as we celebrated their accomplishments.  The event included opening remarks from Associate Chair Kevin King, a keynote talk from Psychology Lecturer Nicole McNichols, and the presentation of the Guthrie Prizes for outstanding writing in psychology. 

As always, a highlight of the evening was the procession of the graduates.  Professor Jaime Diaz and Psychology Lecturer Ann Voorhies read each student's name as they crossed the stage to the cheers of the crowd.  We wish all the best to our newest alumni and look forward to keeping in touch and learning about their accomplishments yet to come!