Congratulations on your graduation from
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.
wishes in all your future pursuits.
Press release for (your local paper).
For immediate release: May 28, 2004
LOCAL RESIDENT GRADUATES FROM WELLESLEY COLLEGE
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
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