UW graduates 8,115; branches also award degrees

We must demand leadership but we must support those who lead in difficult circumstances,” House Speaker Thomas Foley, ’51, ’57, told standing-room-only crowds at the University of Washington 117th Commencement held June 13.

About 8,115 degrees were awarded at morning and afternoon ceremonies, which featured Foley as the guest speaker. Two separate commencement ceremonies were held in Tacoma on June 10 and Bothell on June 12 to mark graduations from the new branch campuses.

About 5,480 bachelor’s degrees were awarded at the main campus, including 2,862 given to June graduates. Master’s degrees were given to 1,853 students; Ph.D.s were handed to 405; and professional degrees in law, medicine, dental surgery and pharmacy went to 373 students.

Free copies of the 1992 commencement program are available from the Office of Public Exercises, 459A Schmitz Hall, PB-14, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195.

The Tacoma branch graduated 78 seniors, who heard guest speaker Fred Haley, founder and chief executive officer of Brown and Haley Co. The Bothell campus saw 26 seniors graduate. Its first-ever commencement ceremony featured poet Tess Gallagher, ’63.

Opened in the fall of 1990, both branches offer a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies for students who have already completed their first two years of college.