On Saturday (May 17), the Class of 2014 made the big transition from students to alumni during Denison’s 173rd Annual Commencement Exercises. There was plenty of laughter — along with a few tears of joy from graduates and parents alike — as the new crop of alumni posed for photos and took in the words of Thomas Hoaglin ’71, chair of the college’s Board of Trustees; Josh Goldman ’14, who presented the Senior Class Address; and Lawrence Sherman ’70, director of the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge in England, who gave the Commencement Address and was awarded an honorary doctorate.
Adam Weinberg, who is wrapping up his first academic year as Denison’s president, admitted that he was a little wistful over the whole affair. “I am excited for you and for all that you will accomplish,” he told the class. “And I will miss you.”
Weinberg charged members of the Class of 2014 to become lifelong learners who connect with the people, ideas, and world around them. He also urged them to strive for excellence in every facet of their lives.
We have no doubt that they will go right ahead and do just that.
You can see some of our photos from Baccalaureate and Commencement on Denison’s Flickr site, and tune in to TheDEN later this week for a full recap of Commencement weekend, including some video highlights.
In the meantime: Congratulations to the Class of 2014!