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GSP Virtual Graduation & Student Leader Recognition




In May 2020, U-M graduation ceremonies were canceled due to the pandemic. GSP staff, in partnership with a planning committee of current seniors and an alumn, held the first-ever GSP graduation event to commemorate seniors on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The virtual gathering also continued our tradition of honoring GSP student leaders' achievements.



Event Agenda

1. Introduction | GSP Hosts Dennis Boynton & Selin Levi

2. Welcoming Remarks | GSP Director Dr. Benjamin Peters

3. Keynote Address | GSP Alum Marielle Dewicki

4. Graduating Senior Slides | Part 1

5. Student Leader Acknowledgments | GSP Staff

6. Student Leader Open Mic

7. Student Leader Acknowledgments continued | GSP Staff

8. Graduating Senior Slides | Part 2

9. Spoken Word Performance | Angela Cluley

10. Community Mingle

GSP Virtual Graduation & Student Leader Recognition




GSP Graduation Clips

GSP Graduation - Introduction

Benjie and Marielle: Welcoming remarks and Keynote Address

GSP Graduation Staff - 1

GSP Graduation Staff - 2

Angela Cluley- Spoken Word Performance

Keynote Address Speaker GSP Alum Marielle Dewicki

Marielle Dewicki currently works as a contract analyst at a multinational corporation based in Illinois. She received her Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in 2019 with a major in International Studies and a minor in Italian. Marielle began her Global Scholars Program experience in Fall 2017 in ALA 210 and later served as a Special Projects Lead on the Alumnx Reunion Committee from 2018 to 2019. 

The leadership, communication, and global awareness skills she learned in GSP allow her to spear-head projects for her work team and to effectively identify economic, social, and political problems that have influenced decisions made by her client’s executive members. Marielle would like to congratulate the Global Scholars Program Class of 2020 and encourage graduates not to give up on their goals, as they have the skills they need to succeed in any path they choose, regardless of any obstacles in their way.

GSP Graduating Senior Slideshow 2020