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Dartmouth Commencement 2008

Posted 06/08/08

Class Day Exercises 2008 

Led into the Bema by bagpiper Joshua Marks '96,  the Class of 2008 was inspired, challenged and entertained in turn by the words of those who addressed them on Class Day, June 7, 2008.  Fittingly for the day before Commencement, the morning's speakers considered the class's past and its future: the achievements and contributions marked by the College prizes awarded, stories from the past four years, visions for how to make good on all that had been entrusted to them.

Professor of History Annelise Orleck, the class's chosen faculty speaker, thanked them for making Dartmouth "a more creative, intellectually vibrant, inclusive learning environment"; Distinguished Teaching Award winner John Rassias, William R. Kenan Professor of French and Italian, urged the members of class to make their presence felt on the world's stage. And a gift to the class from the 50th Reunion Class of 1958 presented by former Dean of the College Ralph Manuel '58 set the Class of 2008's sights on their own 50th reunion. 

MINA H. WARREN SCHOLARSHIP PRIZE  [valedictorians]

  • Nicholas Christman
  • Jean-Ellen Cowgill
  • Margaret Fichet

SALUTATORIAN

  • Daniel Mahoney

HANNAH CROASDALE AWARD

  • Kathleen Marie Breeding
  • Mary Elizabeth Sherman

RAY W. SMITH AWARD

  • Adam Levine
  • Travis Green

GRACE & JAMES S. PARKES 1920 PRIZE

  • Benjamin Jastrzembski

DEAN'S PRIZE

  • Jean-Ellen Cowgill
  • Jamal Brown

PHILIP D. MCINNIS '36 AWARD

  • Elizabeth Mendoza

BARRET ALL-ROUND ACHIEVEMENT CUP

  • Zachary Kaufman

DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD

  • John Rassias

By KELLY SEAMAN

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