Bard College Commencement

Bard College Commencement

Photo by Pete Mauney
Photo by Pete Mauney '93 MFA '00

Bard College Holds 157th Commencement on Saturday, May 27, 2017

U.S. Representative John Lewis to Deliver Commencement Address
 
Honorary Degrees Will Be Awarded to Classicist Mary Beard, Computer Scientist Erik D. Demaine, West Point Dean and Brigadier General Cindy R. Jebb, Artist Brice Marden, Mathematician Karen Saxe ’82, and Philanthropist Charles P. Stevenson Jr.
Bard College will hold its 157th commencement on Saturday, May 27, 2017. At the commencement ceremony, Bard President Leon Botstein will confer 435 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2017 and 141 graduate degrees, including master of fine arts; doctor and master of philosophy and master of arts in decorative arts, design history, and material culture; master of science in economic theory and policy; master of business administration in sustainability; master of arts in teaching; master of arts in curatorial studies; master of science in environmental policy and in climate science and policy; and master of music in vocal arts and in conducting. Learn More


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About the Commencement Speaker

About the Commencement Speaker

U.S. Representative John Lewis was elected to Congress in November 1986 and has served as U.S. Representative of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District since then. He is senior chief deputy whip for the Democratic Party in the House, a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and its Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, and ranking member of its Subcommittee on Oversight. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Medal of Freedom, Lincoln Medal from the historic Ford’s Theatre, and National Education Association Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Award. In 2001, Lewis was awarded the only John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage” Award for Lifetime Achievement ever granted by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Learn More