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Dartmouth Commencement 2006Class Notes

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • (603) 646-3661
Posted 06/10/06

Degrees awarded:

Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate: 1,029
Arts and Sciences, Graduate: 158
Dartmouth Medical School: 105
Thayer School of Engineering: 94
Amos Tuck School of Business: 258
Total degrees awarded: 1,644

Where seniors come from:

The undergraduate Class of 2006 hails from all 50 states and the District of Columbia; the most represented states are New York, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut. International students come from 27 countries; the most represented are Canada, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, India, and Mexico.

Most popular majors for the Class of 2006:

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

Valedictorian and Salutatorian:

Robert D. Butts, from Midland, Mich., has been named valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA) on the Dartmouth grading scale. Dean Drizin, from Plymouth Meeting, Penn., is the salutatorian with a GPA of 3.99.

Phi Beta Kappa:

The Alpha of New Hampshire Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Dartmouth College inducted 126 undergraduates as new members in ceremonies held Saturday. The chapter also inducted as honorary members Colin G. Calloway, the Samson Occom Professor of History and Native American Studies, Carol L. Folt, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science and Professor of Biological Sciences, Scott A. Grafton, the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and John K. Van de Kamp, Dartmouth Class of 1956, Partner, Dewy Ballantine, Los Angeles, who was inducted as an alumni member.

Senior Class Day Honors:

During Saturday's Class Day ceremonies for undergraduates, Melanie Schorr received the Philip D. McInnis Class of 1936 Award for achievement by a woman in the class, and Dean L. Drizin received the Barrett Cup for all-around achievement by a man in the graduating class. Kristen Alana Wong was the Class Orator. Jennifer Rebecca Krimm, President of the Class of 2006, and Anthony Marino Bramante, President of the Senior Executive Committee, also gave addresses at the event. Hannah Anspach Chase, Cole Joseph Entress, John David Bair, and Paul Harwood Heintz were the Class Historians. Abigail A. Baird, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, was chosen by the class as the faculty speaker.

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