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~Christine Dobridge Selected As Student Commencement Speaker~

For immediate release:
May 10, 2002

Arlie Corday,
781-283-3321 or 2373

WELLESLEY, Mass.-- Senior Christine Dobridge has won the honor of addressing the approximately 600 members of her graduating class, their families and friends at Wellesley College's 124th Commencement Exercises May 31. Following in the footsteps of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Wellesley class of 1969, Dobridge will serve as this year's student speaker at graduation ceremonies.

Actress, comedian and humanitarian Whoopi Goldberg will follow her on stage as this year's Commencement speaker.

Dobridge, the daughter of Jane and Michael Dobridge of Rockville, Md., is an economics major who will be a research assistant at the Council of Economic Advisors in Washington, D.C. She is a 1998 graduate of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Md.

Elected to the Wellesley chapter of Phi Beta Kappa last fall, she was a Rhodes Scholar Semifinalist and received the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award in Economics. She has been a Trustee Scholar and vice president of the Wellesley chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international economics honor society, and has earned First Year Distinction.

A member of the varsity swim team for four years, and captain of the team this year, she was named to the NEWMAC Academic All-American Team for three years. House president of Claflin Hall this year, she has served as a department tutor for economics, quantitative reasoning and chemistry and has been a teaching assistant for quantitative reasoning and economics. A member of the Board of Admissions in her junior and senior years, she also was a resident advisor and a member of the club water polo team for three years.

She participated in the Elizabeth Luce Moore Wellesley-Yenching Internships in Asia program as an intern at the Civic Exchange in Hong Kong in the summer of 2001. She was a teaching assistant in the Scholastic Enrichment Program in the summer of 2000.

Founded in 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in liberal arts and the education of women for 125 years. The College's 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students. For more information, contact the Office for Public Information at 781-283-2373.


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