Commencement 2022: A Celebration Fit for the Class of 2022

Liberal Arts students celebrate at the diploma ceremony

Well-Deserved Pomp and Circumstance

Dean Brian Edwards speaks to the accomplishments—in the face of numerous challenges—of the impressive and triumphant Class of 2022.

Jalon Young reading poetry at Commencement 2022

Jalon Young, Inaugural Diploma Ceremony Poet

For the first time, the School of Liberal Arts selected a degree candidate to read an original poem during its diploma ceremony. Young received a Bachelor of Arts with majors in English and Africana Studies.

Michael Sze

A Bespoke Violin Performance by Michael Sze

Sze played a variation from an original composition, named in tribute to his academic concentration on the Assyrian Empire. Sze received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with majors in Jazz Studies and History.


 Brian Edwards and Robert Fyvolent at Commencement 2022

Distinguished Alumni Award Presented to Academy Award Winner

Dean Brian Edwards presented film producer Robert Fyvolent with the annual honor following the alum’s recent Oscar and Grammy wins for his music documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

Guadalupe García, Tulane University

Liberal Arts Faculty Earn University Teaching Awards at Commencement

Guadalupe García (pictured) earned the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, and Michelle Foa the Weiss Presidential Fellowship for Undergraduate Teaching.

Brett Franklin, steered Tulane's beloved Crawfest party back to success after COVID-19 derailed it

Tulane Senior Spotlight: Crawfest Director’s Success

Political Science major Brett Franklin used his knack for problem solving to bring back our beloved Crawfest—bigger and better than ever—after two years of Covid-19 cancellations.

Mollie Sloter (left) and Ron’Janiele “Nelly” Bruce

Tulane Senior Spotlight: Runsdorf Award Winners

The Center for Public Service honored Mollie Sloter and Ron’Janiele “Nelly” Bruce. Both earned degrees across multiple Liberal Arts disciplines for their commitment to service.

Academic Procession of Liberal Arts Diploma Ceremony

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