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2021 Commencement

Senior Spotlights

Read about some of the amazing students graduating Tufts University this year, many of whom served the campus and wider community through Tisch College programs, and join us in congratulating them for their leadership, hard work, and commitment to serving others during their time on campus. 

  • Eve Abraha, A21: A 2021 Presidential Award for Civic Life winner and a Tisch Scholar, Eve found innovative ways to support her peers and build capacity as a community. Read more about her work with the TCU Senate and her commitment to pursuing education policy. 

  • Alejandro Baez, A21: A Tisch Scholar for the past three years, Alejandro affected change through a public health lens on campus and off. Read more about his work supporting first-generation college students and creating ways to destigmatize conversations around mental health. 

  • Maria Fong, A21: A 2021 Presidential Award for Civic Life winner, Maria's art has been central to her life and identity. Read more about her work to create an inclusive community mural with her peers at the Asian American Center. 

  • Mateo Gomez, A21: A 1+4 alum, Mateo's love for engineering became a love of environmental engineering after transformational experiences and coursework. Read more about his work on campus through the TCU Senate's Education Committee, as a 1+4 Peer Leader, and in a civic pathways course. 

  • Trina Sanyal, A21: A Tisch Scholar, Trina found her "home" at Tufts by balancing her love of architecture, film and media, and social justice. Read more about her work with The Welcome Project, Tufts’ South Asian Political Action Community (SAPAC), and as a peer leader with Tisch College’s Leadership for Social Change program. 

  • Saherish Surani, A21: A 2021 Presidential Award winner and Honos Civicus inductee, Saherish recently published "The Stories of U.S.: A Collection of Stories of Undocumented and First-Generation Immigrants Living in America Today" while balancing her double major of Political Science and Psychology at Tufts. Watch her video interview as she shares fond memories and warm wishes for her fellow Jumbos. 

2021 Presidential Awards for Civic Life 

Read more about the extraordinary student and faculty recipients of this year's Presidential Awards for Civic Life, Tufts University's highest recognition for civic leadership and public service. Help us celebrate the 25 undergraduate and graduate student recipients and the three faculty recipients by joining us for a special video celebration on May 12 at noon E.T. at this link

Honos Civicus Society 

This year, 144 students, including undergraduates and graduates, were inducted into the Honos Civicus Society. The Honos Civicus Society selects and publicly recognizes graduating students who engaged in meaningful service and leadership activities or otherwise strengthened civic life on campus and beyond during their time at Tufts. Tune in to the virtual ceremony honoring the 2021 Honos Civicus inductees on Monday, May 17 at noon E.T. by clicking here.