Batten School Academic Regalia Ceremony

May 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

The Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy will host our Academic Regalia Ceremony on Saturday, May 19, at the historic “Highland,” (Ash Lawn-Highland) home of President James Monroe. At this special ceremony, graduating students will received their stoles and hoods. Parents, family members and friends are invited to attend this special event beginning at 5:00 p.m.

The Academic Regalia Ceremony keynote speaker will be Dr. Meg Jay. Dr. Jay is a clinical psychologist and a narrative nonfiction writer. In her books, Dr. Jay weaves the latest research with what she hears everyday: the behind-closed-doors stories of real people. Her books reveal the complex realities that lie behind stereotypes and misconceptions about development, changing how we think about topics such as whether our twenties matter and how resilience works and feels.

Dr. Jay earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and in Gender Studies, from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a B.A. with High Distinction in Psychology from the University of Virginia. Her work has appeared in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Psychology Today, and on the BBC, NPR and TED.

Meg Jay is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Virginia, and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional as well as a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional.