University of Mary Washington students were honored for outstanding achievements at recent awards programs.
The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors during commencement ceremonies Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.
The University of Mary Washington graduated a total of 1,200 students during its 105th commencement in a graduate ceremony on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium of George Washington Hall and in an undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. in Ball Circle on the university’s Fredericksburg campus.
University of Mary Washington President Richard V. Hurley, who has spent three decades in higher education, stood before 5,000 graduates, family members, friends and faculty and said he never planned to go to college. UMW’s 105th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7, marked Hurley’s final opportunity to celebrate graduating seniors. He will retire in June.
University of Mary Washington President Richard V. Hurley counseled master’s degree candidates to be prepared for opportunity, work hard at finding solutions, be humble about their successes and treat everyone with respect.