Commencement 2014

Students take a selfie before posing for the senior class photo.

June 4, 2014

Photos: Students Have a Blast During Senior Week

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Graduating students took the last week before Commencement to relax, have fun, and say goodbye to college life. The College provided a full slate of activities during Senior Week, including picnics, a service project in downtown Easton, the Class of 2014 photo, a talk and cooking demonstration by Julie & Julia author Julie Powell, the [...]

Provost Wendy Hill

May 29, 2014

Rothkopfs’ Gift Honors Wendy Hill

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Former Lafayette President Arthur Rothkopf ’55 and his wife, Barbara Rothkopf, have provided a gift to name the neuroscience lab in Oechsle Hall in honor of Wendy Hill. President Alison Byerly announced the honor at the annual pre-Commencement dinner May 23. Hill, the provost, dean of the faculty, and Rappolt Professor of Neuroscience, will complete 25 [...]

Brad Bormann '14 delivers the Pepper Prize speech.

May 29, 2014

Pepper Prize Winner Brad Bormann ’14 Delivers Farewell Remarks

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Brad Bormann ’14 delivered farewell remarks for the Class of 2014 at the 179th Commencement May 24. He is the recipient of the George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded to the senior who “most closely represents the Lafayette ideal.” Bormann, of Flemington, N.J., graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology. Read his speech below. [...]

The Honorable Portia Simpson Miller

May 28, 2014

Portia Simpson Miller Stresses Balance of Economic and Social Issues

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The Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, was the featured speaker at the 179th Commencement ceremony May 24. Her speech is below. Read more Commencement coverage  “Balancing the Books While Balancing People’s Lives” Salutations Honorable Members of the Board of Trustees Madam President, Professor Alison Byerly Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie Distinguished faculty members, honored guests, [...]

President Alison Byerly speaks at Commencement.

May 25, 2014

President Alison Byerly Says Farewell to Class of 2014

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President Alison Byerly presented her farewell remarks to graduating seniors at the 179th Commencement. Her speech is below. Read more Commencement coverage It is a privilege to have the opportunity to close this ceremony by offering a few brief words of my own to the graduating class. The class of 2014 is very special to [...]

Pepper Prize winner Brad Bormann ’14 presents the Marquis de Lafayette’s sword to the Class of 2014

May 24, 2014

Photos of 179th Commencement

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Lafayette celebrated its 179th Commencement May 24. View images of the ceremony, celebrations, Baccalaureate service, and visit by the Commencement speaker Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica. Read more Commencement coverage Portia Simpson Miller Visits Campus View more images of Portia Simpson Miller on Flickr Commencement Ceremony View more images of the ceremony on [...]

Jenny Mena ’14, from left, Shanequa Lassiter ’14, and Abenezer Solomon ’14 perform “Tongues and Hands Untied,” a spoken word and percussion piece.

May 24, 2014

Photo Gallery: New Baccalaureate Service Features Music, Film, and Poetry

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This year’s Commencement celebration featured a revamped Baccalaureate service, which included several original senior reflections through music, film, poetry, and prose. Read more about Commencement View more images of Baccalaureate on Flickr Elizabeth Anderson, from Madison, N.J. (A.B., English and art), presented her piece “Our Lafayette.” Rose Bayer, from Glastonbury, Conn. (B.S., neuroscience), read “A [...]

Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and President Alison Byerly

May 24, 2014

Four Distinguished Leaders Receive Honorary Degrees at 179th Commencement

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Four distinguished leaders received honorary degrees at the 179th Commencement. President Alison Byerly conferred them upon Commencement speaker the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica; Harry L. Ettlinger, a member of the “Monuments Men” of World War II; Kevin Mandia ’92, senior vice president and chief operating officer of FireEye; and Roger Ross Williams, [...]

The Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, presents the Commencement address.

May 24, 2014

Jamaican Prime Minister Speaks at 179th Commencement

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Lafayette granted 614 degrees to 590 graduating seniors and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders, including the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, today at the College’s 179th Commencement. Watch a video of the ceremony Watch a video montage of Commencement View Commencement photos Read about Baccalaureate Receiving honorary degrees were Harry L. Ettlinger, [...]

Graduating seniors watching the Commencement ceremony

May 24, 2014

Video of the 2014 Commencement Ceremony

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Lafayette granted 614 degrees to 590 graduating seniors and honorary doctorates to four distinguished leaders, including the Honorable Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica, today at the College’s 179th Commencement. Watch a video of the ceremony.