One Hundred and Thirty-SIXTH Annual
Commencement Friday, May 30, 2014
College Marshal Corrine Taylor Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program
Senior College Government Officers Joy Shri Das, College Government President Chusa Celine Hu, College Government Vice President Lillian Elizabeth Elsner, Chief Justice Maria Angela Brusco, Student Bursar Brittany Jewel Saunders, Director of On-Campus Affairs Safaya A. Fawzi, Multicultural Affairs Coordinator Lauren Ann Tonti, House Presidents’ Council – College Government Liaison
Marshal’s Aides John T. O’Keefe Dean of the Class of 2014 Joy Paradissis Playter Dean of the Class of 2014 Trustee Marshals Corinne Gartner Assistant Professor of Philosophy Tracy Gleason Professor of Psychology Faculty Marshals Nick Doe Senior Instructor in Chemistry Laboratory Wendy Hagen Bauer Professor of Astronomy Faculty Marshals for the Class of 2014 Catia Confortini Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program Alexander Diesl Assistant Professor of Mathematics President’s Aides Courtney C. Coile Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Economics Carlos Ramos Professor of Spanish Junior Commencement Marshals Katherine Tran Sahitya Raja Junior Baccalaureate Marshals Sophie Gibert Arlevea Freeman
Senior Class Officers Erica Gyungwha Choo and Christie Hyelim Lee, Co-Presidents Alyxandra Caitlin Hopkins and Simran Kaur Virk, Co-Vice Presidents Valerie Jean Ludorf, Treasurer Trisha S. Vohra and Wenhua Sheng, Co-Secretaries
musicians The Boston Brass Ensemble Gregory Fritze, Principal Conductor Singers Emily Kirk Weddle ’14 and Katherine Anne Sundstrom ’14 Carillonneurs Emma Katherine Ambrogi ’16 Margaret Angelini ’85 Tiffany Chen ’15 Jessie J. Lu ’17 Daniel Ryan
Wellesley College celebrates the differences among its students while cultivating each student’s individualism. By displaying flags at Commencement that represent the citizenship or, in some cases, dual citizenships of the students in the Class of 2014, we are proudly acknowledging our diversity and expressing our continued commitment to a global learning community. Many graduates will be wearing colorful stoles draped over their gowns. These stoles are created by student organizations to show student affinity to an organization, leading to a variety of styles and designs. The audience will remain seated until the academic procession has withdrawn.
program Prelude Festmusik der Stadt Wien Richard Strauss Canzon Septimi Toni no. 2 Giovanni Gabrieli/arr. Robert King Boston Strong Gregory Fritze Little Drummer Boy Katherine K. Davis ’14/arr. Gregory Fritze Allmand and Galliard William Brade Senior Procession Trumpet Tune Henry Purcell Canzona per sonare no. 4 Giovanni Gabrieli Sonata no. 22 Johann Pezel Sonata from “Sonate et Canzoni” Giovanni Battista Buonamente Sonata no. 28 Johann Pezel Academic Procession Trumpet Voluntary Henry Purcell/arr. John Corley Two Fantasias Adriano Banchieri/arr. Robert King Honie Suckle Anthony Holborne/arr. Robert King Ronde and Salterelle Tilman Susato Invocation Kelly J. Stone, Interim Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life
America the Beautiful i O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good With brotherhood From sea to shining sea! iv O beautiful for patriot dream, That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed His grace on thee And crown thy good With brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
–Katharine Lee Bates, Class of 1880
(Please be seated.)
Welcome H. Kim Bottomly, President
Benediction Kelly J. Stone
Student Address Katherine Joh ’14
Recessional Psalm 18 Benedetto Marcello/arr. John Corley Declamation Emma Lou Diemer