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  • 2022 Honorary Degree recipients and speakers
  • Honorary Degree Recipients 2022

    Each year, The New School awards honorary degrees to individuals who exemplify the interests and ambitions of the graduating class. The award recipients embody the university’s driving principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and creative experimentation. Like New School students and alumni, honorary degree holders have included a number of bold innovators whose work across disciplines has addressed important contemporary issues. Honorees are invited to briefly address the graduates, sharing insights and advice from their unique vantage point. They are joined by student speakers, who manifest the core values and best qualities of The New School.

    Read more about our 2022 honorees and speakers below.

  • Student Commencement Speakers 2022

    The opportunity to serve as a student speaker at Commencement is a great honor. Speakers are students who have excelled in their studies at The New School and embody and project the core values and best qualities of the university. For the 86th Annual Commencement Ceremony, we are delighted to share we have an undergraduate speaker as well as a graduate speaker. These candidates will deliver concise and compelling remarks that will resonate with and inspire their fellow graduates.

  • Distinguished University Teaching Awards

    Since 1988, The New School has recognized outstanding teachers with the Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2014, the university established an Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Justice Teaching to recognize members of the faculty who significantly advance social justice through their teaching and research. Listed below are individuals who have been recognized for their outstanding commitment to teaching.

    2021-2022 Recipients
    Ujju Aggarwal, Schools of Public Engagement (Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Justice Teaching)
    Leonardo Figueroa-Helland, Schools of Public Engagement
    So Mak, Parsons School of Design
    Dianca Potts, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
    Frank Leon Roberts, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts (Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Justice Teaching)
    Joel Towers, Parsons School of Design






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