Commencement 2012

Garry Marshall gives the Commencement address.

May 19, 2012

Award-Winning Film Director Garry Marshall Speaks at 177th Commencement

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Lafayette granted 612 degrees to 585 graduating seniors and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders, including award-winning television and film director, writer, producer, and actor Garry Marshall, today at the 177th Commencement. Watch a video of Marshall’s Commencement address View photo galleries of the ceremony and student-family celebrations Watch a video montage of Commencement scenes [...]

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May 19, 2012

Watch Videos from Commencement Day

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Lafayette celebrated its 177th Commencement May 19. Watch videos of the speeches and scenes from throughout the day. 177th Commencement Montage Award-Winning Film Director Garry Marshall Speaks at 177th Commencement Pepper Prize Winner Caitlin Flood Delivers Farewell Remarks President Daniel Weiss Says Goodbye to Class of 2012 Read more Commencement coverage

Commencement Galleries

May 19, 2012

Photo Galleries of 177th Commencement

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Lafayette celebrated its 177th Commencement May 19. View images of the ceremony, celebrations, and other festivities. Read more Commencement coverage Commencement Ceremony View and share more Commencement photos in Flickr Celebration Photos View and share more Commencement celebration photos in Flickr Pre-Commencement Awards Dinner View and share more photos from the event in Flickr Baccalaureate [...]

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May 19, 2012

Four Distinguished Leaders Receive Honorary Degrees at 177th Commencement

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Four distinguished leaders received honorary degrees at the 177th Commencement. Read more Commencement coverage President Daniel H. Weiss conferred the honorary degrees upon Commencement speaker Garry Marshall, an award-winning television and film director, writer, producer, and actor; John and Marianne Loose, the founders of Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation, and Barry Sleckman ’83, a noted [...]

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May 19, 2012

Sermon of Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer at 177th Baccalaureate Service

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Rabbi Nancy Fuchs-Kreimer, director of the Department of Multifaith Studies and Initiatives and associate professor of religious studies at Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, delivered the sermon at this morning’s Baccalaureate service on the 177th Commencement day. Listen to her sermon (latest browser versions required) View and share more photos of Baccalaureate in Flickr View more Commencement [...]

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May 19, 2012

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 yesterday for distinguished teaching, scholarly research, and service to the College at the 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 [...]

Marie Enea and Rochelle Lam

May 19, 2012

Robert Chunko, Rochelle Lam, Lew Minter, and Paul Zimmerman Recognized for Many Years of Service

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Robert L. Chunko, who is retiring as supervisor of grounds; Rochelle Lam, who is retiring as manager of student accounts in business affairs; Lew Minter, who is retiring as director of the art department’s media lab; and Paul H. Zimmerman, who is retiring as associate vice president for business affairs and controller, were recognized at [...]

Wendy Hill and Ronald Martin

May 19, 2012

Retiring Faculty Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

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Helen V. Dungan, cataloging librarian; Charles W. Holliday, professor of biology; J. Ronald Martin, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering; and Arnold A. Offner, Cornelia F. Hugel Professor of History, have been elected to emeritus status and were recognized for their service to Lafayette at the annual pre-Commencement reception, dinner, and awards ceremony. President Daniel [...]

Richard A. Grossman ’64

May 18, 2012

Trustees Richard A. Grossman ’64, Jefferson W. Kirby ’84, and Walter Oechsle ’57 Elected to Emeritus Status

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Trustees Richard A. Grossman ’64, Jefferson W. Kirby ’84, and Walter Oechsle ’57 have been elected to emeritus status and will be recognized at the 177th Commencement May 19. Visit the Commencement website Grossman has served on the Board of Trustees from 1987-97 and from 2002 to the present. Currently a member of the Committee [...]

Graduating seniors watching the Commencement ceremony

May 16, 2012

Lafayette to Grant 612 Degrees to 585 Graduates at 177th Commencement

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Lafayette will grant 612 degrees to 585 graduating seniors at the College’s 177th Commencement Saturday, May 19. The event will feature an address by Garry Marshall, the award-winning television and film director, writer, producer, and actor, and will include the awarding of four honorary degrees. The processional will begin at 2:15 p.m. with the program [...]