Photos + Video from 2012 College of Design Commencement

“Public interest design starts with a belief in the power of design to transform lives. It’s a belief that everyone deserves good design and, in fact, it’s a belief that every human being needs good design in order to live their best lives.”

Congratulations to our Apparel Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, Housing Studies, Interior Design, Landscape Design and Planning, and Retail Merchandising undergraduate students, along with our Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design graduate students who received their degrees during commencement on May 12, 2012.

DSC_7229.jpg2012 College of Design Commencement

DSC_7145.jpgCollege of Design Dean Tom Fisher with commencement speaker John Cary (BA Arch ’99)


Kate Maple, Assistant Dean of Student Services; Ada Ojaiku (BS ’06 Retail Merchandising),
Alumni Society President; and Lori Mollberg, Director of Alumni Relations

3 Student Speakers.JPG2012 commencement student speakers Mai Nou Xiong, Interior Design B.S.; Anna Lawrence Bierbrauer, Landscape Architecture MLA; and Denisse Velez Rivera, Architecture MArch

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