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Graduate Speakers to Extol Their Peers’ Research and Resilience at Commencement

May 8, 2019

Eunice Gonzalez-Sierra (left) and Jen Thum will speak at this year's Commencement graduate ceremonies. Nick Dentamaro/Brown University 

In keeping with Brown’s long-standing tradition of highlighting student voices at Commencement, the University’s Graduate Student Council (GSC) selected two students to deliver addresses at this year’s Graduate School ceremonies on Sunday, May 26. Jen Thum, who will earn her Ph.D. in archaeology, will address graduates and guests at the Doctoral Ceremony on Pembroke Field. Eunice Gonzalez-Sierra, who will earn her master’s degree in teaching, will speak at the Master’s Ceremony in Meehan Auditorium. Both speakers will recognize the hard work of their fellow graduates while also calling on their peers to understand, and reach out to, those with different backgrounds. Read more.