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Judith Bostock receives honorary degree, 2000

Judith Louise Bostock '63 receives an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree at the Commencement ceremony on May 14, 2000. 

At left, Betsy K. Emerick, Dean of Educational Services and Associate Professor of English, assists.  At right, President William Durden speaks.

Boyd Lee Spahr with President Rubendall, 1967

Boyd Lee Spahr ('00) stands outside the Spahr Library with President Howard Lane Rubendall ('31) in 1967.

Paul Burkholder, Priestley Award, 1953

Dr. Paul Rufus Burkholder '24 (center) receives the Priestley Award on March 10, 1953. 

Left: President Edel.  Right: John Watson Pedlow (Class of 1929 and Trustee)

Donald P. Bush Jr., 1953

President William Edel (Class of 1915) presents the football homecoming M.V.P trophy to Donald P. Bush Jr. (Class of 1954) in November 1953. Bush plays center and linebacker on the football team.

John Cage, Arts Award, 1970

Composer John Cage receives the Arts Award from President Howard Rubendall in 1970.

Class of 1915 Gateway, 1955

President William Edel (Class of 1915) and Vice President Gilbert Malcolm (Class of 1915) stand in the Class of 1915 Gateway with the President's House in the background.

Left to Right: Malcolm ; Edel

Class of 1931 on Academic quad, 1931

The Class of 1931 and members of the Faculty pose for a picture on the Academic quad.

Class of 1971 Delegates at President Durden Inauguration, 1999

Delegates from the Class of 1971 pose for a photo on the stairs in Waidner-Spahr Library. President Durden is in the middle, wearing a blue button-down and a bowtie.

Commencement, c.1940

View of an event during Commencement weekend at Dickinson around 1940. President Fred Pierce Corson (Class of 1917) is standing second from left.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: "D'son graduation - Uncle Mac [McElfish] - upper left"

Commencement, 1941

Robert F. Rich '07 (left) accepts an honorary degree from President President Fred Corson '17 during Commencement on June 9, 1941.

Commencement, 1949

President William Edel '15 (left) stands with Honorary degree recipient Dr. Paul Rufus Burkholder '24 (center) at Commencement on June 5, 1949.

Commencement, 1954

A group of alumni, faculty, trustees, and honorary degree recipients stand on the porch of Drayer Hall on June 13, 1954. Trickett Hall, as well as several other Dickinson School of Law buildings, are visible in the background.

The back row from right to left is Ernest Vuilleumier (...

Commencement, 1955

A student receives her diploma from President William Edel ('15) in the Alumni Gymnasium during Commencement on June 12, 1955.

Commencement, 1962

View during Commencement exercises on June 3, 1962.

Commencement, 1962

View as students receive their diplomas during Commencement on June 3, 1962.

Commencement, 1962

A Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadet shakes President Howard Rubendall's (Class of 1931) hand during Commencement on June 3, 1962.

Commencement, 1962

View as students receive their diplomas during Commencement on June 3, 1962.

Commencement, 1966

President Howard L. Rubendall '31 (left) talks with Honorary degree recipient Rolland L. Adams '27 and Professor Richard H. Wanner (left) during Commencement on June 5, 1966.

Commencement, 1967

Students walk down the steps of Old West at Commencement on June 4, 1967. 

This occasion marks the first time that students walk down the steps of Old West during Commencement.

Commencement, 1967

Students walk down the steps of Old West at Commencement on June 4, 1967. 

This occasion marks the first time that students walk down the steps of Old West during Commencement.

Commencement, 1967

Students walk down the steps of Old West at Commencement on June 4, 1967. 

This occasion marks the first time that students walk down the steps of Old West during Commencement.

Commencement, 1969

A group photo at Commencement on May 25, 1969 of Honorary degree recipient Betsy Talbot Blackwell, President Howard Lane Rubendall ('31), and Yale University President Kingman Brewster (far right).

Commencement, 1970

President Howard Lane Rubendall (left) talks with Thomas Hecker (center), and Professor Paul Kaylor at Commencement on May 24, 1970

Commencement, 1971

A student walks out of Old West and receives their diploma during Commencement on May 23, 1971.

President Howard Rubendall is standing with other faculty on left and is closest to the audience.

Commencement, 1976

President Samuel Banks stands at the podium at Commencement on May 16, 1976.

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