Commencement

Zatae Longsdorff and President Corson, 1937

View of Zatae Longsdorff Straw (Class of 1887) with President Corson (Class of 1917) and Dean of Women Josephine Meredith (Class of 1901) at Commencement in 1937. 

Left to Right: Dr. Straw ; President Corson ; Dean Meredith

Mace Bearer at Commencement, 1991

Professor Sharon O'Brien holds the Mace as she stands on the platform in front of Old West at Commencement on May 19, 1991.

David McCullough, 1998

Historian David McCullough delivers the Commencement address, entitled "The Animating Spirit," on May 17, 1998.

Photograph of Morgan family on Old West steps, c.1914

Margaret H. Morgan (Class of 1914) sits with some of her family on the steps of Old West after Commencement in June 1914.

Julia Morgan at Commencement, 1942

Dr. Julia Morgan (Class of 1911) receives an honorary degree at Commencement on June 1, 1942. 

Left to Right: President Fred Pierce Corson (Class of 1917) ; Dr. Julia Morgan ; [unknown]

Christopher Neumann speaks at Commencement, 1990

Senior Class President Christopher M. Neumann, also known as Topher, presents the Constance and Rose Ganoe Memorial Award at Commencement on May 20, 1990.

Robert Payne at Commencement, 1975

Robert Payne ('77) sits in the orchestra at Commencement on June 1, 1975.

Fred Petty at Commencement, 1974

View as Music Professor Fred C. Petty conducts at Commencement on June 2, 1974.

Noel Potter at Commencement, 1979

Noel Potter, a geology professor, speaks at Commencement on May 20,  1979. 

On Potter's left is President Samuel A. Banks and on Potter's right is Eliot F. Porter, a honorary degree recipient.  Behind Porter is Dean George Allan.

President Corson and Honorary Degree recipients at Commencement, 1934

President Fred Pierce Corson '17 (far left) stands with honorary degree recipients and faculty in front of the Alumni Gym during Commencement on June 11, 1934. Former President James Henry Morgan, a member of the Board of Trustees and the Class of 1878, stands on the far right.

President Corson with Honorary degree recipients, 1941

President Fred Corson '17 (far left) stands with Honorary degree recipients, including Robert F. Rich '07 (third from left) and Robert H. Montgomery (fourth from left), during Commencement on on June 9, 1941.

President Edel and Robert Gates at Commencement, 1955

Honorary degree recipient Robert Calder Gates ('15) speaks with President William Edel (right) during Commencement on June 12, 1955.

President Fritschler and Kathy Lukjacs at Commencement, 1990

President Fritschler hands a diploma to Kathy Lukacs ('90) at Commencement in the Kline Center on May 20, 1990.

President Fritschler at Commencement, 1998

President Fritschler speaks during Commencement on May 17, 1998. Historian David McCullough is standing next to President Fritschler.

President Fritschler with two students at Commencement, 1990

President Fritschler stands with Robert Moran ('90) and Virginia Garrison ('90) at Commencement in the Kline Center on May 20, 1990.

President Fritschler with two students at Commencement, 1997

President Fritschler stands with Amy VanDyke, winner of the James Fowler Rusling Prize, and Emily Pasquinelli, winner of the John Patton Memorial Prize, at Commencement on May 18, 1997.

President Rubendall and Dr. Long at Commencement, 1971

Professor Howard Long presents President Howard Rubendall ('31) with a plaque at Commencement on May 23, 1971.

President Rubendall with Honorary Degree Recipients, 1961

President Howard Rubendall '31 (far right) stands with several honorary degree recipients during Commencement on June 4, 1961.

William Creighton Reed, Jr., 1959

William Creighton Reed, Jr., (Class of 1959) receives his commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve from Brigadier General Edgar C. Doleman, the United States Army War College commandant, on June 7, 1959 during the Dickinson College commencement ceremony.

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ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, 1955

The Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony is held inside the Alumni Gymnasium during Commencement on June 12, 1955.  This occasion apparently marks the first time that the ceremony had been held at Dickinson.

President Rubendall with Students at Commencement, 1961

President Howard Rubendall speaks with several students at Commencement on June 4, 1961. 

Left to Right: Edward Phillips, President Howard Rubendall ('31), Stephan Marini, and Macy Potamkin

President Howard Rubendall at Commencement, 1964

President Howard Rubendall (right) walks up the steps of the Alumni Gymnasium at Commencement on June 7, 1964.

Charles Sellers at Commencement, 1979

Charles Coleman Sellers (center) receives a honorary degree from President Samuel A. Banks as Dean George Allan looks on. Sitting behind President Banks is George F. Kennan.

Burrhus Skinner at Commencement, 1972

Burrhus Frederick Skinner, an honorary degree recipient, sits during Commencement on May 21, 1972.

Blake Lee Spahr, 2000

Blake Lee Spahr (Class of 1947) receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Commencement on May 14, 2000.

President Durden is standing behind the podium on the right. 

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