President Blanding conferred the bachelor’s degree on 175 members of the Class of 1948 at Commencement.

Vassar trustee and former director of recreation in the Federal Office of Defense Health and Welfare Services Mark A. McCloskey delivered the commencement address.  A pioneer in the integration of community service and education, McCloskey, director of community education for the New York City schools, spoke on “The Civilized Citizens.”