Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

On the Cusp: the Class of 2022 on Commencement Morning

May 23, 2022

In these moments before their undergraduate experience officially came to an end, members of the Class of 2022 took in the day and pondered their hopes for the future.

A group of smiling students take a selfie together

Batsheva Moskowitz ’22 posed for a selfie on the special day with fellow classmates. The creative writing major said she was excited to put everything she has learned over the past four years to the test.

“I’m going to miss my community, but I’m so excited to utilize my skills in the world,” she said. “I know I’m going to make an impact.”

 All Photos by Mike Lovett

Two students in caps and gowns and stoles smiling
“I am more nervous than I expected,” said Amidori Anderson ’22 (right), a psychology major, as she waited for the procession to begin with her friend and softball teammate, Ashleigh Fultz ’22

Fultz, a psychology and Health, Science, Society and Policy major, laughed and agreed. “I feel anxious and excited - but in a good way you know?” she said.
Smiling student in a gown but no cap

As he waited to head into Gosman, Victor Liu ’22 said he was excited for the future, and confident that the connections he developed at Brandeis will support him going forward.  

“I made so many amazing connections with both professors and friends during my time at Brandeis,” said Liu, an economics and business major. “I’m really glad I chose Brandeis because I know I’ll take those connections with me in life.”

Smiling student in cap and gown
“Bittersweet is the best way to describe it,” said Kim Ligon ’22, an education studies major with minors in Hispanic studies and psychology.

As the president of the Waltham Group and someone who was actively involved on campus, Ligon shared her appreciation for the people she met on campus. 

“I’m excited for the next chapter in my life, but know I will miss my tribe,” she said.
Student in a gown holds a straw hat out to his right
“I’m so excited,” said Xuantong He ’22, a double major in international global studies and politics who researched Latin America-Chinese relations throughout his undergraduate experience. Hanging out with friends in the shade to avoid the heat, He shared his appreciation for the special day. “I have been waiting for this moment for so long.”
Smiling student in cap and gown
“I can’t wait to use what I have learned at Brandeis in the workforce,” said Angela Self  ’22, an anthropology major planning to continue her studies as a graduate student at George Washington University in Washington D.C. “I’m so ready to give back after having so much help from everyone at Brandeis.”
Smiling student in cap and gown

Cassidy Raza ’22, chatted with friends as she waited for the ceremony to start. She shared her excitement to cheer on future generations of Brandeis graduates. 

“I’m really looking forward to watching the people who are younger than me grow in their Brandeis career,” said Cassidy Raza ’22, a psychology major. “I just know that Brandeis University will continue to grow overall.”