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Student Journeys to Commencement

Student Journeys to Commencement

Duke graduating seniors tell stories of learning and service

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Durham, NC - Over the past four years,the 1,500 members of this week's graduating senior class have conducted global health research in Africa and elsewhere, developed community programs in Durham, launched social entrepreneurship initiatives and won national awards and scholarships for service and research. Below are a few of their stories. Congratulations to all of the graduates and their families!

View a partial list of student awards and honors >

Alex Beutel
Has Computer, Will Solve Problems


Maddie Burke
Finding Interests in Broadcasting
and Entrepreneurship

Peter Cruz-Gordillo
At Home in the Neuroscience Lab

Sarra Demashkieh
Your Job and Your Politics


Jared Dunnmon
An Engineer's Road to Oxford

Kendra HInton
Treating PTSD in Haiti


Elliot Johnson
Ambassador for Duke

Mike Lefevre
A Student's Expedition to Russia

Aliza Lopes-Baker
A Feminist's Journey at Duke

Alice Mao
Qualities of Generosity

Pursuing HIV Research

Madeline McCrary
Pursuing HIV Research


Craig Miller
A Study in Public Policy

Kiah Pape

Kiah Pape
Finding Learning in Community Service


Danielle Potter

Danielle Potter
Learning Through Listening


Trent Serwetz

Trent Serwetz
From Women's Studies to Family Law


Clara Yang

Clara Yang
Harmonizing Medicine and Music