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September 5 , 2003

Celebrating Convocation 2003

Photo: Fred LeBlanc

Frances Perkins Scholars celebrate the “beginning of the end” of their tenure at the College.

Blue lipstick, blue cowboy hats, blue leis, and even a dash of blue in the otherwise leaden skies brightened the festivities as the Mount Holyoke community gathered in Gettell Amphitheater on Wednesday, September 3, to celebrate convocation, the formal beginning of the College’s 167th academic year. Adorned with blue wigs, blue umbrellas, and all manner of things blue, their class color, the class of 2004 processed in to the cheers of faculty, staff, and fellow students. After the ceremonies came time for another celebration, as President Joanne V. Creighton cut a ribbon to mark the dedication of the reopened Blanchard Campus Center.
Creighton welcomed new and returning members of the community, offering particular congratulations and best wishes to the class of 2004. Focusing her remarks on the legacies of the College’s founder, Mary Lyon, she noted that convocation is also a time for paying attention to “the sustaining presence and permanence of Mount Holyoke College itself.”.
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