Commencement

College - Morning Ceremony

The College Ceremony

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Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. EDT

COLLEGE GREEN

PRESIDING

Christina H. Paxson
President

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Tomi Madarikan ’21

INVOCATION

The Reverend Janet Cooper Nelson
Chaplain of the University

SENIOR ORATIONS

George Kubai ’21
“Dare to Dream”

 

Siddhi Nadkarni ’21
“From Problems to Progress: The Power of Problem Solving”

CONFERRAL OF MASTER OF ARTS DEGREES, AD EUNDEM

Presented by
Kevin McLaughlin
Dean of the Faculty

RECOGNITION OF OFFICERS EMERITI

Richard M. Locke
Provost

PRESENTATION OF THE SUSAN COLVER ROSENBERGER MEDAL OF HONOR

Presented by
Johanna M. Hanink
Chair of the Faculty and Faculty Executive Committee,
Associate Professor of Classics

CONFERRAL OF HONORARY DEGREES

Presented by
Joseph M. Pucci
Professor of Classics and in the Program in Medieval Studies

PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

Christina H. Paxson

PRESENTATION OF BACCALAUREATE CANDIDATES

Presented by
Rashid Zia ’01
Dean of the College

CONFERRAL OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES

Christina H. Paxson

EXPRESSIONS OF JOY

Introduced by 
Samuel M. Mencoff ’78
Chancellor

RECOGNITION OF AUDIENCE

Christina H. Paxson

THE ALMA MATER

The Higher Keys

RECESSIONAL TO VAN WICKLE GATES

Percussionists:
Karen Mellor ’82, Band Advisor
Stacey Xiang ’22
Ryan Burnett ’22
Amber Fehrs ’22
Jed Fox ’22
Zahid Hasan ’22
Hannah Joyce ’22
James Lu ’22

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