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Commencement 2003
Commencement Convocation
 
Chancellor Berdahl
Words of wisdom, wit and winning (Go Bears!): At 2003's Convocation, speakers exhorted graduates to stand up for their beliefs, to question assumptions, and to give back to their world through public service. Departmental graduation ceremonies: Speakers challenge, cajole, entertain new Cal graduates  >
 
Grads speak out
New! What's Next for the Class of 2003?
A look at what the future holds for this year's graduates – in their own words.
 
Happy grad, happy family
Slideshow: Gathering at the Greek
Never mind those remaining finals – commencement was a time for celebration, for relief, for relishing accomplishments and looking ahead to the next adventure.
 
Leon Panetta
Keynote speech: How to be the "Greatest Generation"
Leon Panetta, a former Monterey congressman who served as White House chief of staff under former President Bill Clinton, addresses the endangered American dream. Speech webcast >
 
Martha Olney
One thing you learned at Cal
Economics professor Martha Olney, a recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for 2003, delivered the faculty address at convocation. Speech webcast >
 
Ankur Luthra
'Be the change you want to see in the world'
University Medalist Ankur Luthra's speech to convocation.  Speech webcast >

Profile of innovative engineering and business graduate Ankur Luthra
L to R: Anosheh Afghahi, Sara Davis-Eisenman, Kenny KamrinMedal finalists: Meet the other finalists from this year's "pool of absurdly talented candidates" for the University Medal: Kenny Kamrin, Sara Davis-Eisenman and Anosheh Afghahi.
Also: Five graduates honored with Mather, Priestly awards >
        List of student award winners >
 
Graduate success stories
It took Sarah Bonet half her life to graduate from UC Berkeley, but now – 16 years, 2 kids and several careers later – she's receiving her degree in anthropology. Duane De Witt came to Cal homeless; he's graduating with honors, a spot in graduate school, and words to live by for his fellow students.
 
Teddy Roosevelt's 1903 commencement speech
Graduate course in history: The Berkeleyan looks back a full century to recount President Teddy Roosevelt's stirring 1903 commencement speech at the brand new Greek Theatre.
 
excited graduates
Seniors.berkeley.edu: A guide for grads and their families, including Frequently Asked Questions and helpful links to commencement information.
Sarah Bonet Duane Dewitt