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Commencement

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Susan Campanie, Events Administrator
315-859-4106

Commencement 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10:15 a.m.

The 2016 commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 22, at 10:15 a.m., in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. Tickets will not be issued. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and all guests are encouraged to arrive on campus no later than 9:15 a.m. to find parking and seating. Friends and family unable to attend the ceremony will be able to watch it streamed live online.

Please refer to the weekend schedule and information for families for detailed information about the weekend. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact Susan Campanie at 315-859-4106.

 

Speaker Philip Murphy, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany.<br />Photo: Adam Brockway
James Soper Merrill winner Meghan O'Sullivan delivers her speech.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Valedictorian Nicholas Vassos addresses the audience.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
A view of the ceremony under way.<br />Photo: Adam Brockway
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Megan P. Haman
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Megan P. Haman
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
The graduates file out.<br />Photo: Adam Brockway
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Megan P. Haman
Photo: Megan P. Haman
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Megan P. Haman
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Megan P. Haman
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Megan P. Haman
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Adam J. Brockway
Photo: Adam Brockway
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
New graduate Sean Henry-Smith.<br />Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Nancy L. Ford
Photo: Adam Brockway
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Content of Character Counts, Philip Murphy Tells Class of 2015

Murphy: "Power of Individual to Change the World is Undiminished"

In his address at Hamilton College’s commencement, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and longtime top-level executive at Goldman Sachs Philip Murphy advised the Class of 2015 that as they enter the world, above all else “it is the content of your character that counts” and stressed that “the power of the individual to change the world is undiminished.”

Murphy, who served as ambassador from 2009 to 2013, gave the address at Hamilton’s commencement on Sunday, May 24, in the Margaret Bundy Scott Field House where 505 students received bachelor’s degrees. He was awarded an honorary degree, along with Bill Harley ’77, two-time Grammy award-winning singer and storyteller;  Philip Lewis, vice president of the Mellon Foundation; and award-winning Pakistani novelist  Kamila Shamsie ’94.

Also speaking at Commencement was class of 2015 valedictorian Nicholas B. W. Vassos of Caledon, Ontario, Canada, and Meghan O’Sullivan of Madison, Conn., recipient of The James Soper Merrill Prize. More ...

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