The weather may have been gray and wet, but not even the rain could dampen the spirits at yesterday’s Commencement ceremony. Held indoors in the Alumni Field House, Commencement featured a slew of speakers, from Aubree Penney ’13, who was chosen by her classmates to provide the student address, to the honorary degree recipients, professors, alumni and even Bryn Mawr College’s incoming Interim President Kimberly Wright Cassidy.
A total of 296 Fords received their degrees yesterday as part of the Class of 2013, becoming the latest group of alumni in Haverford’s 180-year history. Additionally, the College awarded honorary degrees to AIDS researcher Max Essex, documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, President of the Association of American Universities Hunter Rawlings ‘66, and women’s leadership and advancement advocate Sheila Wellington.
For a detailed play-by-play of the day’s activities, check our live blog here.
Photos by Jim Roese.