Five Scottsdale students graduate from Tulane University

Comedian Maya Rudolph was the keynote speaker at Tulane University’s 2015 commencement ceremony, which included five graduating students from Scottsdale.

Tulane University awarded degrees to more than 2,800 graduates May 16  in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Scottsdale graduates were:

* Robert Whitaker graduated from the A. B. Freeman School of Business with a Bachelor Science Management degree.

* April Wall graduated from the School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree.

* Natalie Hare graduated from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a Bachelor Science Public Health degree.

* Katherine Grover graduated from the School of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

* Nathan Frumkin graduated from the School of  Science and Engineering with a Master of Science degree.

The ceremony’s keynote speaker was comedian Maya Rudolph, who also  received a Tulane President’s Medal. (Watch the video below)

Honorary degrees were given to bestselling author Walter Mosely, philosopher and Parliament member Onora O’Neill and internationally renowned jurist Hein Ktz.

Class members were honored at the ceremony, which included all the pomp
and circumstance of a traditional commencement but with a New Orleans
twist, including herald trumpets and a second-line jazz procession.

Music was provided by Dr. Michael White’s Original Liberty Jazz Band, jazz
singer Topsy Chapman and Tulane’s student a cappella group Green Envy.

Tulane University is one of the nation’s leading educational and research
institutions.  Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane has ten schools and colleges offering degrees in architecture business, law, liberal arts,  medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and  engineering, and social work.

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