Welcome to our Virtual Celebration!

The 2020-2021 graduation celebration of the Center for Inclusive Academic Excellence (CIAE) was held on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 6-8 p.m. As our University continued to virtually operate during the pandemic, our celebration occurred online to protect our students, staff, faculty, and community members. 

We thank our graduating students of the Class of 2021 for their flexibility in celebrating, and we honor your resiliency, determination, and remarkable achievements. We are so proud of you! 

Sincerely, The CIAE Graduation Planning Committee

Honoring the Class of 2021

Alum Keynote

Tracy Peterson (he/him/hastiin)

Graduating Student Keynote

 Ruth Kahssai (she/her/hers)

2021 Awards

The 2021 Graduates

Graduation Program

Program Cover

Event Program

Graduate Profiles


Meet the Class of 2021

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