Perseverance, Leadership Key Themes of Campus’ Spring Commencement

May 15, 2018

UC Merced’s exuberant spring graduates got the chance to demonstrate their gratitude during the 13th Spring Commencement ceremonies this weekend as many of them paused to thank the faculty members and loved ones who helped them through their college journeys.

During the two ceremonies, UC Merced graduated more than 1,200 students, conferring 1,151 bachelor’s degrees, 18 master’s degrees and a record 49 doctoral degrees.

“You are all pioneers, helping us build a culture of inquiry, discovery and learning that will last for generations,” Chancellor Dorothy Leland said. “You have persevered through challenges and overcome obstacles, and here you are, more prepared than ever to succeed in whatever field you choose to enter.”

Leland and others also offered a special note of gratitude to the mothers among the crowd present at Sunday’s ceremony.

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