The 2009 Convocation was held on May 8th from 3:00 - 4:30 pm, in UMD's Main Auditorium. That year's Keynote Speaker was Professor Tim Nulty in the Philosophy Department at UMD. Prof. Tim Nulty graduated from Clark University with Highest Honors in Philosophy, where he was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While working on his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut, Prof. Nulty was the recipient of the Outstanding Scholar Award from 1999 - 2002. He was a University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Graduate Fellow from 2003-2004. He has published numerous articles on such topics as Asian philosophy, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. Prof. Nulty's areas of specialization primarily involve 20th century philosophy and the philosophy of language. He also published a book on the nature of truth, Primitive Disclosive Alethism: Davidson, Heidegger and the Nature of Truth, in 2006.
The 2007-2008 Convocation Ceremony was held on May 7, 2008. A list of Seniors who have completed the Honors Program, as well as Honors award recipients, can be found in the 2008 convocation program.
A list of seniors who completed the program as well as award recipients, can be found in the .