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Heller News Release
May 13, 2018
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University celebrated its 59th Commencement on Mother’s Day weekend this year. The weekend began on Saturday with a reception for students and their families at Zinner Forum in the Heller School building.
On Sunday, graduates took center stage in front of a full house of family and friends in Spingold Theater Arts Center. The 132 graduates walking in this year’s ceremony came to Heller from nearly 40 countries around the world, receiving 127 master’s degrees and 5 doctoral degrees.
Dean David Weil took the stage for his first Heller Commencement, welcoming everyone and offering a few words of advice to graduates.
“Today you will depart with a Heller degree, a toolbox of critical skills and frameworks, new perspectives, and a family of fellow alumni into a world that desperately needs your help,” Weil said. “Whether you choose to combat inequality in healthcare or the workplace; create a new venture that empowers an impoverished community; join the ranks of dedicated civil servants locally, nationally, and globally; transform corporate culture at a Fortune 500 company or a set off on a different path all together, know that the Heller community is behind you in your fight for social justice, every step of the way.”