Tulane School of Social Work Graduates Students in New Orleans

December 14, 2005

Kathryn Hobgood
Phone: 504-865-5210

The Tulane University School of Social Work will graduate 55 students on Fri, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Hall on the campus of Loyola University.

Carl Triplehorn, Emergency Education Specialist for Save the Children, will deliver the commencement address to the first Tulane graduates to receive their diplomas since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans.

Fall 2005 was an unprecedented academic semester, when thousands of displaced Tulane students enrolled as visiting students at nearly 600 colleges and universities across the country. Triplehorn, who has been working in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, will address graduates who likewise have been working tirelessly in Gulf Coast relief efforts these past few months. While earning their final credits at other universities, the graduating students from the School of Social Work volunteered for various humanitarian, government and disaster response groups.

The School of Social Work has a long and reputable history at Tulane University. Formally accredited in 1927, the School has awarded the Master of Social Work degree to more than 4,700 students from all 50 of the United States and over 30 other countries. For more information about the graduates, visit 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000