Bard College Commencement
U.S. Representative John Lewis Delivered Commencement Address; Honorary Degrees Were Awarded to Lewis, 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 held its one hundred fifty-seventh commencement on Saturday, May 27, 2017. At the commencement ceremony, Bard President Leon Botstein conferred 421 undergraduate degrees on the Class of 2017 and 133 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. 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
U.S. Representative John Lewis's Full Commencement Address
President Leon Botstein's Charge to the Class of 2017
Watch the Full Commencement Video
Post Date: 06-21-2017