Tulane University awarded degrees to nearly 2,800 graduates on May 20, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Tessa Duale of Block Island, earned a Bachelor Science Management degree from Tulane’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.
The ceremony’s keynote speaker was Helen Mirren, an Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress known for her support of humanitarian efforts. Mirren also received an honorary degree, along with jazz great Branford Marsalis, civil rights activist Diane Nash, and social psychologist Shelley Taylor.