Commencement 2011

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May 22, 2011

Videos of 176th Commencement

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Lafayette celebrated its 176th Commencement May 21. Watch videos of the speeches and scenes from throughout the day. Commencement Montage TV Journalist Gwen Ifill Speaks at 176th Commencement Pepper Prize Winner Ines Amenabar Delivers Farewell Remarks President Daniel Weiss Says Goodbye to Class of 2011 Read more Commencement coverage

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May 21, 2011

Photo Galleries of 176th Commencement

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Lafayette celebrated its 176th Commencement May 21. View images of the ceremony, celebrations, and other festivities. Read more Commencement coverage. Commencement Ceremony Celebration Photos Pre-Commencement Awards Dinner Posse Scholars Ceremony Baccalaureate Service

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May 21, 2011

Four Distinguished Leaders Receive Honorary Degrees and Ed Alkire ’58 Awarded Lafayette Medal at 176th Commencement

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Four distinguished leaders received honorary degrees and former trustee Elbern H. Alkire Jr. ’58 was awarded the Lafayette Medal for Distinguished Service at the 176th Commencement. Read more Commencement coverage President Daniel H. Weiss conferred the honorary degrees upon Commencement speaker Gwendolyn L. Ifill, managing editor and moderator for Washington Week and senior correspondent for [...]

Gwen Ifill speaks at 176th Commencement.

May 21, 2011

TV Journalist Gwen Ifill Speaks at 176th Commencement

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Lafayette granted 551 degrees to 526 graduating seniors, the Lafayette Medal for Distinguished Service to Elbern H. Alkire Jr. ’58, and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders, including TV journalist Gwendolyn Ifill, today at the 176th Commencement. During her address, Ifill, who is a best-selling author and senior correspondent for The PBS NewsHour, told graduates [...]

College chaplain John Colatch delivers the Baccalaureate sermon.

May 21, 2011

Sermon of College Chaplain John Colatch at 176th Baccalaureate Service

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John Colatch, College chaplain and director of religious life, delivered the sermon at this morning’s Baccalaureate service on the 176th Commencement day. Listen to his sermon (latest browser versions required) Read more Commencement coverage.

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May 21, 2011

Faculty and Staff Saluted for Distinguished Teaching, Scholarship, and Service at Annual Awards Banquet

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Outstanding professors and other members of the Lafayette community were honored tonight for distinguished teaching, scholarly research, and service to the College at Lafayette’s annual pre-Commencement awards dinner. President Daniel H. Weiss, Wendy L. Hill, provost and dean of the faculty, and Edward W. Ahart ’69, chair of the Board of Trustees, presented awards and [...]

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May 20, 2011

Retiring Trustees Jeffrey Feather ’65 and Michael Moskow ’59 Elected to Emeritus Status

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Retiring trustees Jeffrey P. Feather ’65 and Michael H. Moskow ’59 have been elected to emeritus status and will be recognized at the 176th Commencement on May 21. Read more Commencement coverage Feather has served 15 years as a member of the Board of Trustees. He was an alumni trustee from 1995 to 2000 and [...]

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May 20, 2011

Lafayette to Grant 551 Degrees to 526 Graduates at 176th Commencement

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Lafayette will grant 551 degrees to 526 graduating seniors at the College’s 176th Commencement Saturday, May 21. The event will feature an address by Gwendolyn L. Ifill, managing editor and moderator for Washington Week and senior correspondent for The NewsHour at PBS, and will include the awarding of four honorary degrees. The processional will begin [...]

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May 18, 2011

Retiring Professors William Collins and Ann McGillicuddy-DeLisi Elected to Emeritus Status

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Retiring faculty members William J. Collins, associate professor of computer science, and Ann V. McGillicuddy-DeLisi, Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Psychology, have been elected to emeritus status and will be recognized at the 176th Commencement on May 21. Read more Commencement coverage Collins, who served as head of computer science from 1990 through 2004, has [...]

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May 6, 2011

Ines Amenabar ’11 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize, Will Speak at 176th Commencement

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Ines Amenabar ’11 (Guatemala City, Guatemala) is the recipient of the 2011 George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” Read more Commencement coverage The prize was established in 1923 by George Wharton Pepper H’22, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, attorney, and founding member of the Pennsylvania [...]