Over 2,000 William and Mary graduates received their degrees on Saturday at the Commencement Ceremony held inside William and Mary Hall.
The students received words of encouragement from Jill Ellis, the World Cup-winning coach of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team. Ellis reminded the students that, as a William and Mary alumnus, her college experience was likely similar to theirs.
"I have Tribe Pride. I have walked Crim Dell, studied in Tucker, barfed in Dupont, crammed at Swem, chugged at Paul’s, and chowed at the cheese shop," Ellis said. "I am proudly, one of you, and I am thrilled to be a part of your special day."