Welcome to the Spring 2020 Center for Diversity and Enrichment Graduation! We know this is a tough time, and we hope to gather on this page to celebrate YOU and all you have accomplished!
Welcome - Why We're Doing This
Welcome to the website celebrating our 2019-2020 CDE graduates at the University of Iowa! In the spring of 2020, the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic swept through the U.S. and much of the world, causing the University of Iowa to move entirely online in order to protect our students, staff, faculty, and community members. CDE Graduation was not able to happen in person, so we celebrated our graduates virtually on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
This website will be up permanently so graduating students can return over the years to watch videos from our two keynote speakers, commemorate the award winners of the Student Leadership Award, Dean's Achievement Award, and Distinguished Educator Award, and to spotlight all graduating students' achievements while at UI. We thank our graduating students for their flexibility in celebrating, and we honor your resiliency, determination, and remarkable achievements. We are so proud of you!
Special thanks to Katie McCullough and Mike Meginnis for their development of this website, as well as to Erica Aguiar and the MFOS team at the University of Florida for their insight in conducting a virtual graduation.
The CDE Graduation 2020 Planning Committee
If you'd like to watch the Zoom recording of the ceremony, please click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFKKnQv5BeM Closed captioning is available and accurate. Please reach out to Sarah Lambert, Chair of the CDE Graduation Planning Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns.
Spring 2020 CDE Graduation Reception Keynotes
Spring 2020 CDE Graduation Reception Video
Closed captioning is available and accurate. Please reach out to Sarah Lambert, Chair of the CDE Graduation Planning Committee, at email@example.com if you have any concerns.