FIFTY-SEVENTH COMMENCEMENT OF THE GRADUATE CENTER OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

June 2, 2023

View 57th Commencement Program (2023)

ORDER OF EXERCISES 

MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Steve Everett

PRELUDE
The Graduate Center String Quartet 

PROCESSIONAL
Die Bänkelsängerlieder

THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Xiaoming Tian, D.M.A. Program in Music 

GREETINGS FROM THE CUNY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
Una S.T. Clarke

ON BEHALF OF THE GRADUATES
Junghoon Park, Ph.D. Program in Business

AWARDING OF HONORARY DEGREE
George Takei, Doctor of Humane Letters
Presented by President Robin L. Garrell and Distinguished Professor Cathy N. Davidson

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
George Takei

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Steve Everett 

CONFERRING OF DEGREES
President Robin L. Garrell 

Master of Arts Degree Candidates
Biography and Memoir
Comparative Literature
Digital Humanities
International Migration Studies
Liberal Studies
Linguistics 
Middle Eastern Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Women’s and Gender Studies 

Master of Science Degree Candidates
Cognitive Neuroscience
Data Analysis and Visualization
Data Science
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 

Doctor of Audiology Degree Candidates

Doctor of Musical Arts Degree Candidates

Doctor of Philosophy Degree Candidates
Anthropology
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Classics 
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Economics
Educational Psychology
English
French
History
Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures
Linguistics
Mathematics
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Welfare
Sociology
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences 
Theatre and Performance
Urban Education 

HOODING OF THE DOCTORAL CANDIDATES BY
Professor Peter Eckersall

CLOSING REMARKS
President Robin L. Garrell 

RECESSIONAL
Canzona Bergamasca