Wellesley College Public Affairs

Wellesley in the News
A synopsis of media accounts mentioning Wellesley, its faculty, students and alumnae

News Releases
News releases are distributed by the Office for Public Affairs, Wellesley's communications and media relations office.

Wellesley Wire
Interested in receiving regular news about Wellesley? An occasional e-mail digest of noteworthy news and announcements plus information about Wellesley faculty, students and alumnae in the news

President's Page
Kim Bottomly is Wellesley's 13th president

Commencement 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
, 10:30 am
Academic Quad, Wellesley College campus

CommencementCommencement Speeches:

Kimberly Dozier's Commencement Speech

Mona Minkara's Student Commencement Speech

President H. Kim Bottomly's Charge to the Senior Class

Professor Thomas Hodge's Senior Luncheon Speech

Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life Victor Kazanjian's Invocation and Benediction

Commencement Prizes:

Winners of the 2009 Pinanski Prize for Excellence in Teaching

2009 Senior Prizes, Trustee Scholars and Alumnae Prizes

2009 Commencement Videos

2009 Commencement Photos

News Releases

Wellesley College Celebrates 131st Commencement Friday, June 5
Wellesley awarded 573 diplomas during the college's commencement

Student Speaker: Mona Minkara
Legally blind, she is chemistry major and a student researcher

Commencement Speaker: Kimberly Dozier
Award-winning journalist and alumna

Local News Release Information for 2009 Graduates
Sample press release for students'
use in local papers.

Huang and Kolodny

MUTUAL ADMIRATION: Laura Huang ’09 and Professor of Chemistry Nancy Kolodny take part in the 2009 Community Appreciation Society (CAS). Each year, contributors of $35 or more to the senior gift campaign can designate an honoree. CAS members gather at a reception to express thanks.

More Commencement Information:

Schedule of Key Events

Association and Department Receptions
Association and department receptions are scheduled for Thursday, June 4, and Friday, June 5. Please click on the link above for a calendar listing of these receptions. You will have to click through the calendar to see listings for each day.

Area Lodging
A list of area lodging.

Disability Services
Information about ASL interpreters, wheelchair rental, and campus accessibility from the Director of Disability Services, Jim Wice.

Photography and Videography

About Commencement Activities
Historical look at Wellesley College's Commencement.

Past Commencement Archives
Speeches, photos and information.