Deborah Bial, president of the Posse Foundation, and three outstanding alumnae will receive honorary degrees at MHC’s May 18 commencement.

Thumbnail image of Carol Geary Schneider ’67.

Carol Geary Schneider ’67, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), will deliver the keynote address at this year’s commencement. 

March 24, 2015 - 1:45pm
2014 graduate. Photo by Deirdre Malfatto

Commencement speaker Deborah Bial told the graduates, “Be brave. … It is on you that we hang our hopes for a more just and reasonable society.”

May 18, 2014 - 2:15pm
Deborah Bial, president and founder of the Posse Foundation

The Chronicle of Higher Education included Deborah Bial’s MHC talk in its roundup of excerpts from intriguing commencement speeches.

June 20, 2014 - 11:45am
elizabeth mcmanus ’14. photo by Urban South Photo

elizabeth mcmanus ’14 bids farewell to MHC with a moving essay about her journey from skeptical prospie to strong, fearless graduate.

May 16, 2014 - 10:15am
Graduating senior with heart-shaped sunglasses

A photo gallery of memorable 2014 graduation images from women’s colleges included one of an MHC senior in heart-shaped sunglasses.

June 13, 2014 - 8:30am
2013 graduate

Commencement: One morning, 580 bachelor’s degrees, four honorary degrees. Live video stream. Thousands of smiles. Unlimited pride.

May 13, 2014 - 4:30pm
Deborah Bial

MHC’s commencement speech, in which Deborah Bial admits that her generation has failed today’s youth, drew coverage in the Washington Post.

May 29, 2014 - 9:00am
2013 grad in mortarboard

A Montreal Gazette writer urges seniors to pay attention during commencement and quotes 1999 MHC graduation speaker Anna Quindlen.

April 28, 2014 - 5:15pm

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