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One Hundred and Fifty-third Commencement

Conferring of Degrees

Sunday, May 28, 2017
The Outdoor Amphitheater
at Ten O'Clock

Order of Exercises


Rhosymedre R. Vaughan Williams
Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 and 4 Sir Edward Elgar
Academic Processional, based on a theme by J. Brahms

Hudson Brass Quintet
Paul Bellino, Tenor Trombone
Gary Boyd, Trumpet
Marjie Callaghan, French Horn
Brad Ward, Bass Trombone
Jim Osborn, Trumpet

Welcoming Remarks

Jonathan L. Chenette, Interim President

Presentation of the Student Gift

Karen Ann Crook, Lucy Olivia Balcezak


Stephen R. Rock, Acting Dean of the Faculty
Aleena Zara Malik, Senior Class President
William A. Plapinger ’74, Chair, Board of Trustees
Missie Rennie Taylor ’68, President, AAVC

Commencement Address

Deborah Bial
President of the Posse Foundation

Conferring of Degrees

Jonathan L. Chenette, Interim President
Graduates presented by Christopher Roellke, Dean of the College


Triumphal March from Aida G. Verdi
“Marcia” from Three Pieces Ludwig Maurer
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Hudson Brass Quintet

Diane Barkstrom and Joan Caruso, Sign Language Interpreters
Weiqun Gu and Jiangzhong Mei, Mandarin Language Interpreters
Anna Maria Messina Riso and Vivian Goa, Spanish Language Interpreters

Please silence your cell phones and pagers before the start of the ceremony.

A reception in honor of the Class of 2017 and their families will be held on
the Chapel lawn immediately following commencement.