Interfaith Baccalaureate

Commencement Weekend

Class of 2012 graduates, families, and friends

Join President Knapp for a ceremony of thoughtful reflection on the day before Commencement.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
9:30-10:45 a.m.

Reception to follow

Western Presbyterian Church
2401 Virginia Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009

Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell
Director, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

President Barack Obama named the Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell director of the Department of Education’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on Dec. 13, 2010. Its mission is “to promote student achievement by connecting schools and community-based organizations, both secular and faith-based, as we build a culture of educational excellence.” The center also works as a part of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Centers at 11 other agencies to more effectively serve Americans in need. Read more.


  • Performances from the George Washington University Music Department, including
  • Meditations from clergy representing various faith traditions
  • Reflections from graduating GW seniors.

Open to all members of the GW community.

Register your attendance at

Commencement Contact

Please contact the Office of University Events for information regarding Commencement events.

Phone: 202-994-7129