On May 12, 2018, with temperatures feeling like summer in the springtime, Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment graduated 169 PhD, Master of Environmental Management (MEM), Master of Forestry and DEL-MEM students, as well as 52 undergraduate students.
We were very proud to have noted conservationist Mamie Parker deliver the commencement address. Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy MEM'98 delivered the alumni address and Elihu R. M. Dietz MEM'18 was nominated by his classmates to deliver the student address.
@BlackAndGreen_ 1d We did it! #BlackGirlMagic at @DukeEnvironment graduation! Today was a good day!
@skpoulin - It’s official! So thankful for the support from friends, family, and advisors (shoutout to a perfect first hooding by @danielcdunn) over the past two years... #WeAreDukeEnvironment
@clarabirdferrer - Thanks for an incredible 4 years Duke! I can’t wait for the next adventure.
@mullinmeg - Proud to work with these women. @DukeEnvironment
"You will tell people about the passion. You will tell people about the inspiration. And, you will tell people about the encouragement that you got here at Duke." — Conservationist Mamie Parker
"Everyone here is united because we have chosen to tell the world that the environment is worth preserving and we must start living sustainably on this planet." — Elihu Dietz MEM’18
“Embrace learning as a professional, just as you did as a student.” — Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy MEM'98