May is a month of graduations for most colleges and universities. Many speakers, dignitaries and events mark the celebrations at Vermont graduations this spring:
Castleton State College held its 217th graduation on Saturday, May 15. The class of 2004 had 310 graduates.
Champlain College in Burlington held its commencement on May 8. The ceremony included the College’s first-ever master’s degree graduates.
Johnson State College in Johnson held graduation on May 15 and featured environmentalist Bill McKibben speaking on the topic “The Local Versus the Big Wide World.”
Marlboro College in Marlboro held its commencement on May 16. The day included an informal breakfast presided over by Marlboro’s new first woman president.
Middlebury College graduated its senior class on May 23; the graduation speakers were Christopher Reeve and his wife, Middlebury alumna Dana Morosini Reeve.
Saint Michael’s College in Colchester held its ceremony May 13. The College held a new mid-week ceremony, in part to avoid Mother’s Day weekend. The school’s 97th commencement featured 470 graduates.
University of Vermont graduates attended their commencement ceremony May 23. Playwright David Mamet addressed UVM’s 200th graduating class.
Vermont Technical College in Randolph held its ceremony May 15. Lieutenant Governor Brian Dubie was the speaker.
We’ll have more on other upcoming graduation events in the week ahead.