Commencement WeekendGambier, Ohio (June 7, 2010)
Congratulations to the 432 members of the Class of 2010. Baccalaureate on Friday, May 21, featured English professor Sarah Heidt as speaker, followed by all-campus seminars by psychology professor Sarah Murnen and music professor Reginald Sanders. On Saturday, May 22, the 182 Commencement ceremony began at 10:30 a.m., with the speech delivered by trustee William E. Lowry Jr. '56. Honorary doctorates were conferred on retirees Kirk Emmert, professor of political science, and Douglas Givens, managing director of the Philander Chase Corporation.
Scenes from the 182nd Commencement accompanied by the Chamber Singers
Baccalaureate Address by Sarah Heidt '97
The senior class chose as its Baccalaureate speaker Assistant Professor of English Sarah Heidt. An exceptionally engaging teacher who in just six years as a faculty member has inspired student accolades ranging from "amazing" to "best teacher I've ever had," Heidt delivered an address titled "Counter, Original, Spare, Strange." Read the text online.
Commencement Address by William Lowry Jr. '56 H'99
This year's Commencement speaker was William E. Lowry Jr., a Chicago-area leader in business, philanthropy, and community service who has long been esteemed at Kenyon as a loyal alumnus and dedicated trustee. Read the text online. Watch this speech on CSPAN.
Kirk Rettig Emmert, Presented by Fred E. Baumann. Read this citation online.
Douglas Lee Givens, Presented by P.F. Kluge '64. Read this citation online.