Final Exercises 2001
Finals 2001 News
- Graduation & Valediction Speakers
- Stories about Graduating Students
- Overcoming Financial Pressures, Demanding Work Schedules And Self-Doubt, Graduate Learns It Is Never "Too Late"
- For Some Students, All The University's A Stage. Students Enrich The University Of Virginia By Giving Voice To The Community
- Leaving U.Va. on a High Note - Benjamin Hirsch Levy III Shares His Passion For Music
- Graduate Leaves Legendary Legacy of Men Helping Women
- Guide Dog, in Miniature Cap and Gown, Will Accompany Graduate During May 20 Final Exercises. Graduate Leaves Public Reminder of Needs Of Those Who Are Visually Impaired
- Vesla Weaver: Seeking to Change Election Laws That Discriminate
- Multiple Jobs and Hard Work Pay Off - Woman To Receive Two Degrees From U.Va. On May 20
- Top Student Focuses On Government And Foreign Affairs, French, Russian -- And Quilting
- After Earning U.Va. Degree In Two Years, Graduate Looks Forward To Earning Two More
- Graduate Views Degrees As Means For Removing Family From Deteriorating Neighborhood
- Christy Ferguson: Defining American Muslim Identity
- Tedros Birhane: Building An American Dream
- Brad Barnett: Finding Room In Your Heart For The Homeless
- Sarah Anthony: On The Road To Public Service
- Alhaja Affinnih: Family And School Mean Late To Bed, Early To Rise
- The 2001 Finals Speaker was Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute. Mr. Collins' Graduation Speech.
- The Valediction speaker was Mr. Timothy A. Koogle, Vice Chairman of Yahoo! Inc.
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