Athena Gee '11
As we each walk across this stage, focusing on each step to make sure we do not fall, I am reminded of Newton’s third law; every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
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Claire Ayoub '11
As I now tell first-years, nobody walks out of here as a 22-year-old, fully formed Hillary Clinton. It is all about the process. The Wellesley women before us did leave us a sizeable legacy, but it is not a burden. It is a gift. The generations before us gave us the power to redefine what greatness is.
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Jane Condon '73
I remember my first day here. My mom dropped me off. I come from a real blue-collar town in Massachusetts called Brockton. (South Shore!) She says, “Janie, this place is going to be really good for you, because you’re kind of a diamond in the rough."
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H. Kim Bottomly
Seniors, Class of 2011! You have made it! Today is the last time I will call you seniors. Tomorrow you will be Wellesley College alumnae.
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