on your graduation from Wellesley!
is a major milestone, one you may wish to note by sending a news release
to your local newspaper(s). Use the sample
release below as a guide as you fill
out the appropriate release for you (2001 Graduate or 2001 Davis Scholar
Graduate). Print or type your information in the lines provided and send
to your local newspaper(s). Your item should be published within two to
four weeks of submission; if not, call the editor to confirm receipt.
note that the blank form provides space for you to include information
about aspects of your Wellesley career, e.g., honors earned, offices held,
internships, extracurricular activities, sports teams, etc. If you decide
to include a photograph with your release, please be sure it is labeled
on the back with your name and Wellesley College Commencement 2001. If
you want the photo returned to you, you should be sure to include a SASE
wishes in all your future pursuits.
SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE:
TO: ____Local Paper_______
____June 1, 2001____________
RESIDENT GRADUATES FROM WELLESLEY COLLEGE
WELLESLEY, Mass.-- ________ (STUDENT'S
FULL NAME) _____
of ___ (TOWN, STATE) ______________
was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree at Wellesley College on Friday,
June 1, 2001. Madam Jehan Sadat, a human-rights advocate dedicated
to women's education and opportunity, addressed the nearly 600 members
of the graduating class at the College's 123rd Commencement Exercises.
majored in __ (MAJOR/S)
____________ and plans to _(WORK
AT ABC COMPANY IN CITY, STATE, or ATTEND XYZ GRADUATE SCHOOL, or
TRAVEL, VOLUNTEER, etc.) ________________.
While at Wellesley, __ (LAST NAME'S)
___ activities included______ (CLUBS,
SPORTS, VOLUNTEER WORK, JOBS and/or HONOR SOCIETIES, etc.)________________.
In addition, she completed a _______(SENIOR
THESIS, RUHLMAN CONFERENCE OR OTHER PRESENTATION) ___ TITLED "____________________________."
She attended ____ (NAME OF SCHOOL)____________
High School in ___ (LOCATION OF SCHOOL)
_________ and is the daughter of ___ ___(PARENT[S]
NAME) _____________ of ___(PARENT[S]
TOWN, STATE) _____________________________.
Wellesley College, a prominent liberal arts college, has been a
leader in the education of women for 125 years. The College's 500-acre
campus near Boston is home to about 2,300 undergraduate students.
Wellesley's distinguished alumnae include U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham
Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Madame
Chiang Kai-shek, and broadcast journalists Cokie Roberts, Diane
Sawyer and Lynn Sherr.