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Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., a member of the Dartmouth Class of 1968 who has achieved renown in the worlds of finance and public service, will deliver the main address at Dartmouth College's 2007 Commencement exercises on Sunday, June 10, on the Dartmouth Green. Paulson is also one of seven individuals who will receive honorary degrees at the event.
Currently serving as the 74th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Paulson previously was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs, the New York-based global investment banking, securities, and investment management firm. Before joining Goldman Sachs, he was a member of the White House Domestic Council, serving as Staff Assistant to the President from 1972-73 and as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon from 1970-72. He also served as chair of the Nature Conservancy Board of Governors from 2004-06.
Other speakers for the event will include Dartmouth President James Wright and the valedictorian of the undergraduate senior class, who is announced the week of commencement, after final grades are calculated.
The College typically awards approximately 1,000 bachelor's degrees and approximately 500 master's and doctoral degrees in the Arts and Sciences and from the College's three professional schools: Dartmouth Medical School, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
The academic procession to the Green begins at 9:30 a.m., and visitors are advised to be in their seats by that time. Commencement ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.
At commencement, Dartmouth will confer honorary degrees on:
A new feature of Dartmouth Commencement Sunday:
Also on Commencement Sunday 2007, Dartmouth will inaugurate its "Dartmouth Prize for Exceptional Teaching: A Celebration of Outstanding Elementary and Secondary Education." The College will present the awards to four K-12 teachers from around the country who were nominated by graduating Dartmouth seniors for their skills and the profound positive impact they have had on a great many lives, including those of the Dartmouth students who nominated them. The College will announce the names of the winners in a news release prior to Commencement.
Saturday, June 9: Speakers for Dartmouth professional schools' Class Day and Investiture ceremonies; and for Baccalaureate Service
A variety of ceremonies take place the day before Commencement, including Class Day and Investiture ceremonies for Dartmouth's three professional schools, and Baccalaureate, a multi-faith service open to all graduates and their guests. Those events and their speakers are:
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