Ceremony - Chicago Campus


The Arie Crown Theater is located in McCormick Place at 2301 South Lake Shore Drive

Keynote Speaker and Student Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Janet Helms will be this year's Commencement 2013 Keynote Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient. Dr. Helms is the Augustus Long Professor of Measurement in the Counseling Psychology Program and Director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College and Past President of Division 17. Dr. Helms is a Fellow in Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) and Division 45 (Ethnic Diversity) of the American Psychological Association. She has received many honors and awards in research and policy including the 2008 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy from the American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Psychologists' Distinguished Psychologist Award, and the 2011 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for inspirational student mentorship. Dr. Helms has served on the editorial boards of Psychological Assessment and the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and is on the Council of Research Elders of the Journal of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. She has written over seventy empirical and theoretical articles and four books on the topics of racial identity and cultural influences on assessment and counseling practice. Her books include A Race is a Nice Thing to Have and Using Race and Culture in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory and Process.

Our Student Speaker has been selected and we are pleased to announce that Charlotte Hasson, International Psychology '13, has been chosen to represent the graduating body of 2013. She is graduating with a specialization in Trauma Services. Her dissertation research focused on mental health workers in Rwanda and the trauma resultant from the 1994 genocide.