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~2004 Commencement Press Release Information
for 2004 Graduates and Their Families~


Congratulations on your graduation from Wellesley!

Commencement is a major milestone, one you may wish to note by sending a news release to your local newspapers. Use the sample release below as a guide as you fill out the appropriate release for you (2004 Graduate or 2004 Davis Scholar Graduate). You may want to copy the sample news release and paste it into a word processing document. Once you have typed in your personal information, you can print out the release to fax or mail it, or you can copy it into an e-mail message to send to your local papers. If you like, attach a photo of yourself to each press release. If you decide to include a photo with your release, please make sure it is labeled on the back with your name and Wellesley College Commencement 2004. If you want the photo returned to you, you should be sure to include a SASE envelope. Your graduation news should be published within two to four weeks of submission; if not, call the editor to confirm receipt.

You'll note that the form below provides space for you to include information about aspects of your Wellesley career, including honors earned, offices held, internships, extracurricular activities, sports teams, etc.

Best wishes in all your future pursuits.



Press release for (your local paper).

For immediate release: May 28, 2004


WELLESLEY, Mass.-- (Your full name) of (your town, state) was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree at Wellesley College on Friday, May 28, 2004. Award-winning author Toni Morrison addressed the approximately 600 members of the Class of 2004 at the College's 126th Commencement Exercises.

(Your last name)
majored in (your major) and plans to (work at ABC Company in City, State, OR attend XYZ graduate school, OR travel, volunteer, etc.)

(IF A DAVIS SCHOLAR, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING) (Your last name) was an Elisabeth Kaiser Davis Scholar. The Elisabeth Kaiser Davis Degree Program is named in honor of a Wellesley alumna from the Class of 1932 whose generosity supports financial aid for non-traditional age students. Davis Scholars participate in the same courses, meet the same exacting standards and earn the same degree as students of traditional college age, but on a schedule tailored to their personal and professional needs.)

While at Wellesley, (your last name's) activities included (clubs, sports, volunteer work, jobs, honor societies, etc.) In addition, she completed a (senior thesis, Ruhlman, Tanner or other conference presentation) titled (title of your presentation).

She attended (name of your high school) in (city, state) and is the daughter of (your parents' names and hometown(s).

Wellesley College, a prominent liberal arts college, has been a leader in the education of women for more than 125 years. The College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 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.


  • Office of Public Information
  • Date Modified: April 10, 2003
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