Department celebrates successful graduation season

  • PhD graduates in doctoral regalia at graduation
    PhD graduates in doctoral regalia at graduation
  • Bachelor of Arts graduate Peji Hota Wakhan at Commencement with Professor Richard Wright
    Bachelor of Arts graduate Peji Hota Wakhan at Commencement with Professor Richard Wright
  • Professor Emily Bender with Master of Science graduates
    Professor Emily Bender with Master of Science graduates
  • Professors Richard Wright and Alicia Wassink in regalia at graduation
    Professors Richard Wright and Alicia Wassink in regalia at graduation
  • Professor Edith Aldridge with PhD graduates Amie DeJong and Alec Sugar at graduation
    Professor Edith Aldridge with PhD graduates Amie DeJong and Alec Sugar at graduation
  • CLMS graduate Sameer Arshad at graduation
    Master of Science graduate Sameer Arshad at graduation

This spring was a successful graduation season for UW linguists!  The department awarded 35 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 10 Master of Science degrees, 1 Master of Arts degree, and 4 Doctor of Philosophy degrees.  Four additional PhD candidates will graduate at the end of summer quarter in August, and two students were granted PhD candidacy in the spring.  

A major highlight of UW Commencement was Bachelor of Arts recipient Peji Hota Wakhan carrying the banner for the College of Arts and Sciences.  Peji graduated with a double major in Linguistics and American Indian Studies, and was a member of the Husky 100 in 2019.  

This year has also been particularly busy with respect to dissertation defenses.  Kellianne Bennett, Kirby Conrod, Molly FitzMorris, David Inman, Alec Sugar, and Brent Woo all defended their dissertations at the end of spring quarter.  Amie DeJong and Rik Koncel-Kedziorski each successfully defended their dissertations at the end of spring quarter, and Joshua Crowgey will defend his dissertation at the end of summer quarter.  

Ph.D. students Jiahui Huang and Anna Moroz each passed their general exam in spring quarter and were granted Ph.D. candidacy. 

Congratulations to all of the department's graduates!  We are so proud to have such outstanding and successful alumni!