Commencement Archives

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1980
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2012

Beloved rituals live on from year to year.

The faces and speeches, topics and fashions change with the times. The combination of honored tradition and modern sensibilities is a familiar blend for Wellesley.

It can be a pleasure to look back on Commencements past and take new inspiration from the words of advice and the aura of hope that comes with each of them.

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21st Century

Commencement Speakers
 

  • 2013 Valerie B. Jarrett
  • 2012 Melissa Harris-Perry
  • 2011 Jane Condon '73
  • 2010 Lynn Sherr '63
  • 2009 Kimberly Dozier '87
  • 2008 Cathie Black '59
  • 2007 Madeleine Albright '59
  • 2006 Ophelia Dahl DS94
  • 2005 Patricia J. Williams '73
  • 2004 Toni Morrison
  • 2003 Linda Wertheimer '65
  • 2002 Whoopi Goldberg
  • 2001 Jehan Sadat
  • 2000 Pamela Daniels '59