August 31, 2022

 

Processional

(All standing) Fanfare
Bohdan Kotyuk (b.1951)
(Ukrainian composer living in Lviv, Ukraine)
Gail Archer, Organ

 

Land Acknowledgment

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

Reverend Samuel H. Speers stands at a podium, speaking. Reverend Speers is wearing a dark robe and a dark hat with a gold tassel.
Photo credit: Karl Rabe

 

The Convocation Choir

Unclouded Day
Words and Music by J.K. Alwood (1828–1909)
Arranged by Shawn Kirchner

Christine Howlett, Associate Professor and Chair of Music and Director of Choral Activities

A choir of students performs in front of the assembled graduates.
Photo credit: Karl Rabe

 

Welcome

Elizabeth H. Bradley, President, Vassar College

President Elizabeth H. Bradley speaks at a podium. President Bradley wears a blue robe and a black hat with a gold tassel.
Photo credit: Karl Rabe

 

Remarks

Carlos Alamo-Pastrana, Dean of the College

Dean of the College Carlos Alamo-Pastrana speaks at an ornate wooden podium, with members of the Vassar administration and faculty on both sides.
Photo credit: Karl Rabe

 

Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC)

Award Presentation

Monica Vachher ’77, President, AAVC
Stephanie Goldberg ’14, Member, AAVC Alumnae/i Recognition Committee
Arushi Raina ’14, 2022 Young Alumnae/i Achievement Award Recipient

Three people smile at the camera while standing in the large, well-lit chapel space
Left to right: Monica Vachher ’77, President, AAVC; Arushi Raina ’14, 2022 Young Alumnae/i Achievement Award Recipient; and Stephanie Goldberg ’14, Member, AAVC Alumnae/i Recognition Committee. Photo credit: Karl Rabe

 

Remarks

Julián Aguilar ’23, President, Vassar Student Association

Julián Aguilar ’23, President of the Vassar Student Association, speaks on a large, wooden stage, with members of the administration and faculty on both sides. Aguilar is wearing a dark robe and dark graduation cap.
Photo credit: Karl Rabe

 

2022 Faculty Endowed Chairs Presentation

William Hoynes, Dean of the Faculty

William Hoynes, Dean of the Faculty, speaks at a podium. Hoynes is wearing a burgundy robe and a dark cap with a gold tassel.
Photo credit: Karl Rabe

 

CONVOCATION ADDRESS

“How I got Medieval: From First Gen to PhD”

Nancy Bisaha, Professor of History

Nancy Bisaha, Professor of History, speaks in front of a podium. Bisaha wears a red robe and no cap.
Photo credit: Karl Rabe

 

(All standing) Gaudeamus Igitur
Arr. Geer/Bartholomew
Christine Howlett, Associate Professor and Chair of Music and Director of Choral Activities

 

Closing

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

 

Recessional

(All standing)
Komm, Heiliger Geist BWV 651
J.S Bach (1685–1750)

Convocation 2022 Program Cover
Convocation 2022 Program (PDF)