2015 Commencement Highlights

Innovative cartoonist and author Lynda Barry delivered the keynote address at the University of the Arts' 137th Commencement ceremony, held May 14, 2015, at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall. The award-winning writer and artist also received an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from UArts Interim President Kirk E. Pillow, who presided over the celebration. Other highlights included a moving valedictory speech by College of Performing Arts graduating senior Ella Rae Cuda '15 (Dance) and a stellar performance of "With a Little Help from My Friends" by the UArts "Z" Big Band and graduating Vocal Performance majors.

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