Commencement 2013

Ceremony Highlights

On Sunday, June 16, 2013, approximately 858 undergraduate students participated in the Eleanor Roosevelt College commencement ceremony. Countless friends, family, and loved ones proudly cheered on the Class of 2013 in celebration of their accomplishments, triumphs, and successes. The graduating class elected student speaker Jacob Emge, who articulated commonalities in experience through completing Making of the Modern World (MMW) courses, participating in extra-curricular activities, and enhancing one’s role and responsibilities as a global citizen.

Each year the graduating seniors select a favorite professor for the Outstanding Faculty Award. This year, the 2013 graduating class selected two outstanding faculty members: Professor Maureen Feeley and Professor Christina Johnson.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and members of Eleanor Roosevelt College, we wish our graduating seniors the best in their future endeavors. Congratulations class of 2013!

2013 Commencement Speaker: Jacob Emge

Jacob Emge began his undergraduate career at ERC in the Fall of 2009. During the past four years, he has taken full advantage of all that ERC has to offer through his involvement as a member of student council, an orientation leader, a residential advisor, a senior orientation leader, and an academic peer advisor.

In addition to his participation in the College, Jacob has played an important role in the Division of Biological Sciences as a teaching assistant throughout his senior year in Mammalian Physiology, Multicellular Life, and Nutrition.

Jacob will be graduating this June with a degree in Human Biology and plans to complete his thesis work for his Master’s degree in the Barrett lab within the UCSD School of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology before pursuing an MD/PhD.

When asked about speaking at commencement, Jacob responded, “ERC students are amazing people who have done some very incredibly things. Being able to represent my class at graduation is truly an honor.”