SEAS and PitE 2021 Commencement
Virtual Ceremony, May 1, 2021
Welcome and Congratulations from Jonathan T. Overpeck
Jonathan T. Overpeck is the Samuel A. Graham Dean and William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor of Environmental Education.
SEAS Student Speaker, Elliot Schwab
Elliott Schwab is an MS/MBA Candidate in U-M's Erb Institute for Sustainable Business with a focus on energy and strategic development.
Welcome and Congratulations from Shelie Miller
Shelie Miller is the Director, Program in the Environment; Jonathan W. Bulkley Collegiate Professor of Sustainable Systems; U-M Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Sustainability.
PitE Student Speaker, Kate Walsh
Kate Walsh is a graduating senior from Dallas, Texas, receiving a BA in Environment with a specialization in Law and Policy and minors in Water and the Environment and Writing.
Congratulations and Keynote Introduction from Michaela Zint
Michaela Zint is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, SEAS Professor of Environmental Education & Communication, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor.
Keynote Speaker, Telva McGruder
Telva McGruder is Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for General Motors. She previously led facility engineering for the GM global footprint as well as facility management strategy for North American manufacturing facilities. Along with her professional accomplishments, Telva is dedicated to teaching and leading others inside and outside of General Motors—and enjoys mentoring professionals as well as motivating students. Telva also serves as a mentor for FIRST high school robotics teams, and is a volunteer for A World in Motion, an SAE program that supports equitable Pre-K-8 STEM education.
Faculty congratulate the new graduates!