Commencement 2024: Celebrating the Class of 2024

Tulane School of Liberal Arts Students take part in commencement 2024

Tulane School of Liberal Arts Newsletter, May 2023

Celebrating the Class of 2024

Tulane School of Liberal Arts Students at Commencement, May 2024

Commencement Closes Phenomenal Period of Change for Graduates

Dean Brian Edwards celebrated the resilience of this year's class and excited the crowd with a live game of New York Times Connections, highlighting the constant change faced by students who graduated high school in the first year of the pandemic — and encouraging School of Liberal Arts graduates to continue to embrace change and exceed expectations.

Colie Edison (SLA '06) Alumni Speaker

Distinguished Alum Touts Open Mind Towards Professional Paths

Katrina’s landfall at the top of her senior year uniquely prepared WNBA exec Colie Edison (SLA ‘06) to address this year’s class. “As hard as it will be — and trust me, it will be hard — you must refuse to let others’ definition of your potential define you.”

Adeline Masquelier, Tulane University Department of Anthropology

Anthropology's Adeline Masquelier Earns President's Excellence Award

Her mentorship and guidance were the reasons Adeline Masquelier, professor in the Department of Anthropology in the School of Liberal Arts, was recognized with a 2024 President's Award for Excellence in Professional and Graduate Teaching.

Katerina Ellison-Batt, Tulane School of Liberal Arts Class Poet

Meet Our 2024 Class Poet 

Katerina Ellison-Batt, who graduated with an English degree, delivered a beautiful original poem, titled "Ode to You in New Orleans," for her classmates and guests in Yulman.


Meet Our 2024 Class Pianist 

Before earning a degree in Black American Music, pianist Dimitri Hanafin Reyes played an original piece called “Full Circle” to a standing ovation at this year’s ceremony.

Tulane University Graduates at Commencement 2024

Graduating student and Tulane 34 recipient Akira Shelton

Liberal Arts Senior Spotlight: Akira Shelton

Political Science major and Africana Studies minor Akira reflects with gratitude on the mentors and experiences that shaped her journey, from co-chairing the Undergraduate Assembly to her membership in the Sexual Aggression Peer Hotline & Education Group.

Kwesil Ezeh embodies service and spirit of paying it forward

Liberal Arts Senior Spotlight: Kwesil Ezeh

Kwesil, a double major in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in Sociology, exemplifies a spirit of service and leadership through her involvement in multiple campus organizations and drive to “pay it forward” in the Tulane community.

Research Recap: TRICS Displays Faculty & Student Projects in Liberal Arts

People at the Tulane Research, Innovation, and Creativity Summit (TRICS)

This year’s Tulane Research, Innovation, and Creativity Summit (TRICS) highlighted the diverse accomplishments and global reach of liberal arts research.

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