2024 Ceremony

One Hundred and Sixtieth Commencement

Sunday, May 19, 2024



Pomp and Circumstance, March No.1
Sir Edward Elgar

Academic Processional
Based on a Theme by J. Brahms arr. J Thomas

Hudson Brass Quintet
Terry Szor, Trumpet
Peter Bellino, Trumpet
Marjie Callahan, French Horn
Paul Bellino, Tenor Trombone
Brad Ward, Bass Trombone


Invocation and Land Acknowledgement

Samuel H. Speers, Associate Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life and Contemplative Practices


Welcome and Presidential Remarks

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President



William Hoynes, Dean of the Faculty

Olivia Gross ’24, VSA President

Anthony J. Friscia ’78, P’15, Chair, Board of Trustees

Monica Vachher ’77, AAVC President and Trustee


Commencement Address

Emily Mortimer

Conferring of Degrees

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President
Graduates presented by Carlos Alamo-Pastrana,
Dean of the College


Charge to the Class

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President



My Spirit be Joyful
J.S. Bach

“Marcia” and “Allegro Grazioso”
from Three Pieces
L. Maurer

J. Cheetham

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