Marlboro College 71st Commencement

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Families, friends, colleagues, and classmates were all present on a glorious spring morning to celebrate the commencement of the Marlboro College Class of 2018. A total of 52 undergraduates and 44 graduates were recognized for their Plans of Concentration, Capstone Projects, and many other achievements. 

"One of the great joys of living and working at Marlboro is to witness our students live their passions, learn new skills and grow into engaged citizens," said President Kevin Quigley in his remarks. "Today’s program eloquently catalogues the extraordinary breadth of their interests, exploring ideas about theater, leadership, technology, innovative teaching, identity, painting, the human gut micobiome, art and consumer culture, environmental science, political rhetoric, religious communication, and animal behavior, to name just a few of the Plan and Capstone topics."

Heartening student addresses were delivered by senior Fiona Craig and MAT student Michael Auerbach, and honorary degrees were conferred upon Sara Coffey '90 and Shaunna Oteka McCovey. Longtime trustee Ted Wendell kept the valediction speech short and sweet:

"Today is an ending and a beginning," he said. "Look back with appreciation and affection on your journey to this moment. Look forward with optimism and anticipation for the opportunities that await you. Seize those opportunities." 

Find transcripts, photos, and video of the ceremony below:

President's Remarks: Kevin Quigley
Student Speaker: Fiona Craig
Student Speaker: Michael Auerbach
Honorary Degree Citation: Sara Coffey
Comments of Sara Coffey
Honorary Degree Citation: Shaunna Oteka McCovey
Comments of Shaunna Oteka McCovey
Academic Prizes and Scholarships
List of Graduates
Valediction: Ted Wendell

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Watch highlights from commencement