Bright Minds, Bright Futures
On June 23, 2023, UCLA Extension honored recent graduates from more than 100 of its professional certificate programs with a ceremony at UCLA's Royce Hall. Over 700 students – plus many of the friends, family members, faculty and staff who supported them – were on hand for an event that celebrated scholarship, community, and the determination and resilience of continuing education students from all walks of life.
Dean of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension Eric A. Bullard presided over what he called his "favorite day of the year." Joined on stage by academic deans and executive staff, Bullard congratulated graduates for "overcoming obstacles, balancing a workload with school and family commitments – and even just looking at the road to a certificate and thinking of how hard it would be to achieve it." Read the full photo essay via the UCLA Extension Newsroom.
Visit the online gallery to view photos from the event, access the digital program booklet, and watch a special video below celebrating this year's graduates.