Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Watch the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism's virtual commencement ceremony celebrating our spring 2021 graduates! #UMDgrad


Lucy Dalglish

Dear Merrill College graduates,

Congratulations on joining the accomplished, supportive network of alumni we affectionately call #merrillmade!

Despite the obstacles posed by the pandemic, you persevered. You churned out hundreds of stories, photos, videos and graphics -- continuing to produce impactful journalism. Your bylines, credit lines, standups and podcasts appeared in professional publications and newscasts all over the country.

Many of you coped with tragedy, and all of you endured a very difficult year. You should feel great pride to reach this day. We’re thrilled to see you graduating at a time when we can see better days ahead.

You are special, and have shown us you are ready to take on whatever comes next. As we say goodbye to you, we see a mature, intelligent, versatile and resilient class of graduates.

Please let us know what we can do to help you through the coming months and also be sure to share your successes with us, your Merrill family.

And please do all you can to stay safe and healthy. We couldn’t be prouder of each of you.

Best wishes,

Lucy A. Dalglish, Dean
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
University of Maryland

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