2009 ASU Commencement with President Barack Obama

Written by drseb on May 13th, 2009

Thanks to a good friend of mine graduating from Arizona State University I was given a ticket for his 2009 graduation ceremony with an address by President Barack Obama.

Ticket for ASU 2009 Commencement with President Obama

Entertainment started at 5pm with performances from students and lightning fast appearance of surprise guest Alice Cooper.
Commencement

USA flags

The presidential podium with the seal of the President of the United States:
Presidential podium

Alice Cooper screen
Alice Cooper

President Obama’s address before a fully packed Sun Devil Stadium was enthralling, not only did he stay for the whole ceremony, he handshaked all Doctorate and Honor graduates present at the ceremony. The full transcript of his address can be found here.

President Obama arrives

A lot of official photo snipers were present, and in case you were wondering all these pictures were taken from the east side of the Sun Devil Stadium using a Nikon D90 with 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lens and 1.7x teleconverter.

Snipers

President Obama's address

President Obama's address

President Obama's address

President Obama's address

President Obama's address

End of the ceremony

USA and ASU Presidents exit the stage

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