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Kim Bottomly named Wellesley's 13th president
Friday, May 30, 2008, 10:30 am
Severance Green, Wellesley College campus
Student Speaker: Kara Hadge of Canton, Massachusetts
Commencement Speaker: Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines
President H. Kim Bottomly's Charge to the Senior Class
2008 Pinanski Prize: from left, Lee Cuba, President H. Kim Bottomly, Patricia A. Gray Berman and Sally Sommers Smith, who accepted the award on behalf of her husband, Dennis Smith.
Winners of the 2008 Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching
Lee Cuba, Sociology
Dennis Smith, Biological Sciences (posthumously)
Patricia A. Gray Berman, Art History
2008 Senior Prizes, Trustee Scholars and Alumnae Prizes
2008 Commencement Photos
Wellesley Celebrates 130th Commencement May 30
President of Hearst Magazines Will Be the 2008 Commencement Speaker
She’s been dubbed “The First Lady of American Magazines” and “one of the leading figures in American publishing over the past two decades” by Financial Times. Cathie Black, president of Hearst Magazines, will address the approximately 600 members of the Class of 2008 and their friends and families at Wellesley College’s 130th Commencement Friday, May 30, at 10:30 am on Severance Green.
Kara Hadge is the 2008 Student Commencement Speaker
News Release Information for 2008 Graduates
Sample press release for students' use in local papers.
of Key Events
and Department Receptions
Association and department receptions are scheduled for Thursday, May 29, and Friday, May 30. Please click on the link above for a calendar listing of these receptions.
of area lodging, including special Commencement accommodations.
Information about ASL interpreters,
wheelchair rental, and campus accessibility from the Director
of Disability Services, Jim Wice.
Photography and Videography
Historical look at Commencement Activities.
photos, and information about past commencement exercises.