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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:23 p.m.

Columbian College graduation speakers announced

A graduate waves to family and friends in the audience during on of last year's commencement ceremonies for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Hatchet File Photo.

The University announced today the two faculty members and four students who will address Columbian College of Arts and Sciences graduates at this year’s ceremonies.

David Rain and Heidi Bardot were selected as faculty speakers.

Rain, associate professor of geography and international affairs, is the director of the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program. His courses focus on urban geography and economic development.

An alumnus and assistant art therapy professor, Bardot leads GW’s Art Therapy Program. She also runs a private practice specializing in women’s issues and cancer support.

Undergraduates Megan Buonaiuto, earning degrees in chemistry and history, and Heather Dingwall, receiving degrees in biological anthropology and archeology, will each speak at one of the ceremonies.

The graduate student speakers are Maria Crossman and Sarah Stierch, who will receive master’s degrees in public administration and museum studies, respectively.

The graduation ceremonies for Columbian College graduates will take place May 19.

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