After participating in Columbia University’s traditional commencement with bambams in hand, CUSSW’s 2013 graduating class descended upon New York’s historic Beacon Theatre. There they received their social work diplomas as well as the wisdom of keynote speaker Vernon Jordan. A grand time was had by all!
Congratulations, 2013 graduates of CUSSW! As a keepsake of your special event, we present the full text of the commencement address that Vernon Jordan delivered, for which he received a standing ovation.
The Columbia University School of Social Work announced today that Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., will serve as speaker for its commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. in the Beacon Theatre, on Broadway and 72nd Street.
Dean Jeanette Takamura was a panelist at a special screening at the Ford Foundation of a new documentary about Whitney Young, a social worker and one of the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement. He also has a special association with CUSSW.