2018 Commencement Photos, Stories, and Transcripts
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Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib
|AM Commencement Speech by|
Student Alexis Everett '18
|Alexis Everett Speech Transcript|
|PM Commencement Speech by|
Student Nenay Norawong '18
CWU Kent Commencement
|Photo Album||Ceremony||Commencement Program|
|Keynote Address by Port of Oakland, WA Exec. Dir. Chris Lytle Transcript|
Master's Degree Hooding Ceremony
View all of the commencement photos and well-wishes from family and friends on the 2018 Twitter Wall.
Commencement Videos: Ellensburg AM & PM, and Kent Ceremonies
Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies
Central Washington University Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018 will be held on the following days and locations:
Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.
Tomlinson Stadium (1610 N. Walnut St., Ellensburg), for graduates in the College of Business and the College of Education and Professional Studies.
Saturday, June 10, 2:00 p.m.
Tomlinson Stadium (1610 N. Walnut St., Ellensburg), for graduates in the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, and Interdisciplinary and Individual Study majors.
Sunday, June 11, 1:00 p.m.
ShoWare Center (625 W. James St., Kent) for graduates of CWU at Des Moines, Pierce, Lynnwood, and Everett.
Graduate Hooding Ceremony
It’s time for the Clan Gordon Pipers to spiff up their sporrans and warm up their bagpipes. This June, more than 3,000 Wildcats will receive degrees at Central Washington University’s 126th Commencement. While President James L. Gaudino will preside over the ceremonies, each celebration offers a unique array of speakers and guests.
This June, more than 300 Wildcats from Central Washington University’s three Puget Sound-area University Centers will receive degrees at ShoWare Center in Kent. CWU President James L. Gaudino will preside over the ceremonies.
At 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, graduates from CWU-Lynnwood, at Edmonds Community College; CWU-Des Moines, at Highline Community College; and CWU-Pierce County, at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, as well as graduates from online degree programs, will take part in the commencement ceremony.
In his role as Washington’s chief opportunity officer, Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib dedicates himself to increasing and developing new opportunities in higher education and employment. Habib will discuss his efforts—and why they are so important right now—during his address at the 2018 CWU Ellensburg commencement.
A global trade executive urged college graduates to reject “extreme protectionism,” calling it damaging and futile. Speaking yesterday at Central Washington University’s Kent, Wash., commencement, Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle urged his audience to embrace globalization.
Wanz went from poppin' tags to Pomp and Circumstance! Congratulations, Wanz! Seattle artist Michael "Wanz" Wansley graduated from Central Washington University in Ellensburg this weekend.
Wanz, now 56, skyrocketed to fame in 2012 with the hit song "Thrift Shop," released by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib told Central Washington University’s graduates on Saturday they have overcome challenges of their own, and it is vital for them to go and empower others.
“I want you to use your imagination not just to conquer your own fears, but to help conquer others,” he said. “We need you more than ever ... to chart the way.”
Miraclejoy Curtis never lacked the intelligence, drive, passion or commitment to attend a four-year university. She just simply didn’t think it was an option.
"In my mind, my perception, college was for rich white people," Curtis said. "I didn't think I deserved it, I didn't think twice about it."
A cancer diagnosis couldn’t keep a Central Washington University business student from achieving her goal of graduating and attending commencement on June 9.
Sabrina Dominguez, 23, was a freshman at the University of Washington when she received her diagnosis on April 30, 2014. She has Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, a disease that even if you are a 60-year-old, you are still considered too young to have.