The UMBC Office of Undergraduate Admissions would like to congratulate all the spring 2009 graduates!  Today, May 20th, the ceremony for the Graduate School Commencement will take place here on campus.  Tomorrow undergradutes receiving Bachelor’s degrees will toss their caps at the 1st Mariner Arena in downtown Baltimore.   This year’s undergraduate Commencement address will be given by author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.  Mr. Friedman and Dr. Shirly Tilghman, President of Princeton University, will both receive honorary degrees from UMBC tomorrow.  Mr. Friedman is the foreign affairs columnist for the New York Times and is the author of a number of globally recognized books that detail everything from globalization to political activism to his experiences reporting in the Middle East.   Dr. Tilghman is a recognized scholar in molecular biology and is Princeton’s first female president.  

Many of us in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will assist with the undergraduate Commencement Ceremony tomorrow.  We’re especially looking forward to giving unabashed “woot woots” to the graduates who worked with us in our office over the past four years!  I should note that a special “woot woot” will be delivered today for one of our directors who is receiving a graduate degree, as well! 

Keep your eyes on the blog for coverage of undergraduate Commencement.  We will also be sure to boast about the plans of our graduates in a future post.