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Dartmouth Commencement 2005

Posted 06/12/05

Class Notes

Degrees awarded:

  • Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate = 1,109
  • Arts and Sciences, Graduate = 194 
  • Dartmouth Medical School = 98 
  • Thayer School of Engineering = 144
  • Amos Tuck School of Business = 238
  • Total degrees awarded = 1,783  

Where seniors come from:

The undergraduate Class of 2005 hails from 49 states and the District of Columbia; the most represented states are New York, California, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut. International students come from 32 countries; the most represented are Canada (4 provinces), India, Republic of Korea, People's Republic of China, Japan and Taiwan.

Most popular majors for the Class of 2005:

The most popular majors are Economics, Government, History, Psychology and Brain Sciences and English.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian:

Sandeep Ramesh of West Bloomfield, Mich., is valedictorian with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.00. Mikhail Akulov of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Christine Schott of Vienna, Va. are co-salutatorians with GPAs of 3.98 (see "Dartmouth valedictorian hails from Michigan" press release)

Phi Beta Kappa:

The Alpha of New Hampshire Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Dartmouth College inducted 99 undergraduates as new members in ceremonies held Saturday.  The chapter also inducted as honorary members Kevin Niall Dunbar, Professor of Education and Psychological and Brain Sciences, Charles B. McLane '41, Class of 1925 Professor of Government, Emeritus, and Laura-Ann Petitto, Professor and Chair of Education, Research Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Senior Class Day Honors:

During Saturday's Class Day ceremonies for undergraduates, Julia Nicole Hildreth received the Philip D. McInnis Class of 1936 Award for achievement by a woman in the class, and Nathan Benjamin Cardin received the Barrett Cup for all-around achievement by a man in the graduating class. Graig Loren Peterson was the Class Orator. Sabrina Katja Singh, President of the Class of 2005, and Timothy Carlson Millikin, President of the Senior Executive Committee, also gave addresses at the event. Andrew Bailey Dahl, Erin Hathaway Osborn, Thomas Adams Dickie and Archie Lee Price, Jr. were the Class Historians. Craig S. Wilder, Professor of History, was chosen by the class as the faculty speaker.

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