Hats off to SMU’s 2016 graduates! The academic accomplishments of more than 2,500 students were celebrated at the University’s 101st annual Commencement ceremony May 14.
Technology and civic leaders Richard and Mary Templeton shared the delivery of the SMU Commencement address. Richard Templeton, a member of the SMU Board of Trustees, is president and CEO of Texas Instruments, and Mary Templeton is a philanthropist and community volunteer who had a 14-year career with General Electric before moving to Dallas.
SMU conferred an honorary degree on pioneering medical researcher Groesbeck Parham. Parham has saved the lives of thousands of women in Africa by developing a simple, affordable cervical cancer screening procedure using household vinegar as an indicator of abnormal cells.
The all-University Commencement ceremony can be viewed here.
Diploma presentation ceremonies were held at individual schools on Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Following are some highlights of the Saturday morning ceremony captured by SMU Photography.