2013 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
UCSC East Field at 4:00 PM
To participate in the commencement ceremony,you must first submit the online registration form.
2013 Commencement Speaker
Natalie Purcell earned her PhD from UCSC’s Department of Sociology in June 2011 and is currently a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Veterans Affairs in San Francisco (affiliated with UCSF medical school).
Serving under the Chief of Staff, Natalie works on various program-development, project-management, and systems-redesign initiatives in a healthcare system spanning several Northern California counties. She’s most proud of her work with the Veterans Justice Outreach program, which brings services like mental health care and substance abuse treatment to veterans enmeshed in the criminal justice system (through initiatives like the new San Francisco Veterans Justice Court).
During her time at UCSC, Natalie studied masculinity and violence, with special attention to the social and psychological correlates of sexual violence. Her doctoral research centered on representations of sexual violence in pornography and popular media. Natalie’s most recent book, Violence and the Pornographic Imaginary, was released by Routledge in 2012.
While at UCSC, Natalie was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Dissertation Year Fellowship and the P.E.O. Scholar Award. She served as a Graduate Student Researcher at the Center for Cultural Studies and as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Sociology.
About the PMF Program
The Presidential Management Fellowship is the U.S. government’s “flagship leadership development program,” geared toward “developing a cadre of potential government leaders.”
The two-year program is structured to rotate fellows through a series of assignments where they’re entrusted with substantial administrative responsibility and gain experience managing projects and programs
Applications are accepted from students in graduate programs across all fields. After a rigorous multi-stage application process, selected finalists are offered fellowship assignments at federal agencies across the country.
Once appointed, fellows receive additional training in their chosen field, can be placed on an accelerated promotion track, and often work closely with senior executive leadership in their organization.
Participants are required to wear cap & gown. Order through the bookstore using the Graduate/Faculty form.
Information for regalia rental comming soon.
Announcements and other graduation related merchandise are available at the Bay Tree Bookstore.
Professional photographers from Chappell Photography will take two pictures of each graduate. The first picture is taken at the bottom of the ramp before you go on stage, posed in front of a UCSC banner. The second picture is taken on stage as you receive your certificate or hood. Proofs will be available 5 to 7 days after the ceremony.
Preregister your own email address, as well as those of your friends and family email who would like to view and order your photos . Graduation Images will contact them just as soon as their photos are availible for online viewing and ordering.
*Separate commencement ceremonies will be held on the weekend of June 15-17 at UCSC’s ten colleges, the School of Engineering, and the Division of Graduate Studies.
Students who earned graduate degrees since the 2012 Commencement Ceremony are invited to participate.