Marlboro College 68th Commencement
May 17, 2015

On a beautiful, early summer morning with the lilacs and apples in full bloom, Marlboro College faculty, family, and friends gathered to celebrate the graduation of 49 students in Persons Auditorium. Marlboro's undergraduate class of 2015 was regaled by Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, in her last offical role as Marlboro president, as well as a moving speech about solitude by senior speaker Maya Rohr. The commencement address from U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy gave an insider's look at the patient diplomacy that has led to a softening of sanctions against Cuba, with important lessons for the graduates about how to make a difference in the world. Honorary degrees were conferred upon Senator Leahy, his wife Marcelle Pomerleau Leahy, and longtime Marlboro trustee Ted Wendell. The ceremony was closed with a valediction by Marlboro's own religion professor Amer Latif, followed by much hugging and congratulatory back-slapping and a reception in the dining hall.