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Bard College Commencement

Bard College Holds 158th Commencement on Saturday, May 26, 2018

Engineer and Entrepreneur Megan J. Smith Delivered Commencement Address; Honorary Degrees Were Awarded to Smith, Composer and Conductor Carl Davis ’58, Educator and Economist Catharine B. Hill, Historian Martin E. Jay, Artist Glenn Ligon, and Songwriter Billy Steinberg ’72.

Bard College held its 158th commencement on Saturday, May 26, 2018. At the commencement ceremony, Bard President Leon Botstein conferred 469 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2018 and 164 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; master of music in vocal arts and in conducting; and master of music in curatorial, critical, and performance studies. President Botstein also awarded associate degrees to the first students to graduate from the Bard Microcollege. The program took place at 2:30 p.m. in the commencement tent on the Seth Goldfine Memorial Rugby Field and included the presentation of honorary doctoral degrees.

Full Text of Commencement Speeches
Tech Entrepreneur Megan J. Smith's Commencement Address
President Leon Botstein's Charge to the Class of 2018

Watch the Full Commencement Video


Post Date: 05-27-2018