Class of 2012

Hoop Rolling 2012

It was an early morning-- but a fun morning-- for the red Class of 2012, who participated in the time-honored tradition of hoop rolling. Congratulations to winner Morgan McKinney '12!



Commencement Speaker Announced

Last night, Senior Class Officers Kate Leonard and Mariana Vanin had the honor of making the big announcement: this year’s Commencement speaker will be Melissa Harris-Perry—professor, political expert, and MSNBC host. 

The announcement was part of Senior Soiree, an annual tradition that reveals the Commencement speaker—a highly-guarded secret up until last night—and formally begins the countdown to Commencement (56 days and counting!). Senior Soiree also marks the mid-point in the Senior Gift Campaign. This year’s class hopes to achieve 75 percent participation.  After witnessing their enthusiasm and energy last night, I have no doubt that they can do it!

I am continually impressed by how our Commencement speakers are selected each year. It is a thoughtful process, driven by students. It goes without saying that their selection this year is a fabulous one. Dr. Harris-Perry is a distinguished academic and political expert, and she is an engaging speaker. I look forward to welcoming her to campus in May.