Congratulations, Class of 2013!

May 23, 2013

Graduates, families, friends, and the NYU Silver School community celebrated the 2013 convocation on Tuesday, May 21, at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. The School graduated 625 students from its bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.

Former Congressman Edolphus “Ed” Towns delivered the keynote address. A professional social worker, Towns served for 15 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 10th Congressional District in Brooklyn and founded and chaired the Congressional Social Work Caucus. Among the advice he offered, Towns noted that hard work comes before success; warned graduates that obstacles will get in their way; and asked graduates to be kind to people, because you never know how people will come back into your life later on.

Read remarks from the following speakers:

Lynn Videka, Dean and Professor
The Honorable Edolphus Towns (PDF)
Linda Lausell Bryant, PhD ’13, doctoral student address
Cordelia Brady, BS ’13, undergraduate student address
Christopher Lynn-Logue, MSW ’13, master’s student address

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