On April 28, 2017, the Department of History honored the class of 2017 at its annual Commencement Ceremony, packing a Modern Languages Building auditorium with family, friends, and History faculty and staff, all celebrating the 124 students who earned history bachelor's degrees from the University of Michigan this year.
Professor John Carson, director of undergraduate education, emceed the event, which featured welcome remarks from History Department Chair Kathleen Canning and a valedictory from graduating student Lauren Gallagher. Professor Heather Ann Thompson delivered the keynote. Thompson is winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for History for her book Blood on the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. Kristen Neal and Adam Stone were presented with the department’s Undergraduate Service/Leadership Award and Michael Gawlik won the 2017 Bicentennial Scholarship Award. Link to the 2017 commencement program (PDF).