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Published on Jun 19, 2012
More than 16,000 students, family members and loved ones gathered at Drake Stadium on June 15, 2012, to celebrate the College of Letters and Science Commencement ceremony. The theme of this year's Commencement was "Transformative Leadership." Entrepreneur Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva--an innovative peer-to-peer micro-lending website--served as keynote speaker. Chancellor Gene Block presented The UCLA Medal to Professor Emeritus of Surgery Paul Terasaki, a UCLA alumnus who transformed organ transplant medicine by devising a method for assessing organ donor and recipient compatibility.
00:17 College Marshal Professor Michael Meranze opens the Commencement ceremony 3:06 Professor Michael Meranze presents the graduating class of 2012 from UCLA's College of Letters and Science 3:40 The College of Letters and Science Class of 2012 enters 28:26 Chancellor Gene Block, Keynote Speaker Jessica Jackley, Dean and Vice Provost Judith L. Smith, faculty members and campus leadership enter 34:48 Chancellor Service Award student recipients enter with UCLA blue and gold flags 38:54 Diana Auon sings the National Anthem 41:20 Dean and Vice Provost Judith L. Smith welcomes and congratulates the UCLA Class of 2012 43:42 College Deans recognize students who are graduating with special honors 49:15 Chancellor Gene Block welcomes and congratulates the class of 2012 1:00:08 Chancellor Gene Block introduces Dr. Paul Terasaki and awards him with the UCLA Medal 1:05:05 Dr. Paul Terasaki congratulates the class of 2012 1:07:02 Judith L. Smith introduces Student Speaker Maddy Grubman 1:08:30 Maddy Grubman speaks to the class of 2012 1:11:50 Maddy Grubman introduces Keynote Speaker Jessica Jackley 1:12:51 Jessica Jackley speaks to the class of 2012 1:31:50 College Deans present candidates from each of their divisions for conferral of degrees 1:48:58 Chancellor Block confers degrees on the class of 2012 1:50:23 Maddy Grubman leads graduates in turning their tassels 1:51:41 Signature A Capella leads graduates in the UCLA 8-clap and performs Hail to the Hills of Westwood