Arts & Sciences

History student Jamal Hanson to deliver 2023 undergraduate Commencement address

Jamal Hanson, a history major in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as the 2023 undergraduate student Commencement speaker.

During his time at Marquette, Hanson has participated in a variety of service opportunities, including a visit during his junior year to the Pine Ridge Reservation in Oglala, South Dakota, with the Marquette Action Program. That experience gave him the opportunity to listen to and learn from members of the Lakota nation, inspiring him to further his understanding of Native communities through channels like Dr. Bryan Rindfleisch’s class on the history of Native America. Hanson additionally took part in a service trip to Enid, Oklahoma, and participated in Marquette’s Midnight Run program.

Hanson has served as vice president of Phi Alpha Theta, Marquette’s historical honor society, and is a member of the Disciplinary Honors program. He worked as a development coordinator for Camp Kesem, where he helped fundraise and build relationships with children affected by a parent or guardian’s battle with cancer.

Marquette’s 142nd Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 20, at the Fiserv Forum, located at 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave., Milwaukee. The undergraduate ceremony will be at 9 a.m.; the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management ceremony will be later that day at 2 p.m. The School of Dentistry, Law School and College of Health Sciences’ professional programs will hold separate ceremonies and will not be part of the Fiserv Forum ceremonies.

Guest tickets are required for entry into the 2023 undergraduate Commencement ceremony; all guests will need to provide a digital ticket. For easy access to digital tickets, download the Marquette Gameday app. For more information on how to utilize digital ticketing, please reference this Marquette Digital Ticketing video.