Big tent

Published: June 2011

You are about to join a family of nearly 160,000,” John Feudo ’82, associate vice president for alumni relations, told more than 1,800 members of the Class of 2011 at a May 20 ceremony on Bapst lawn. Representing the golden jubilee Class of 1961, Peg Collins, a retired middle school teacher, bestowed a maroon eagle pin on Ashley Kallarakal, a biochemistry major and international studies minor representing the Class of 2011. Feudo then led the now traditional champagne toast.

Fr. Michael Himes, professor of theology, addressed the assembled classes: “It’s often said when people graduate that they’re leaving to enter the real world. I’ve got news for you. This is the real world . . . where people try ever to excel, where people try to be men and women for others.”

This feature was posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 and is filed under Audio Slideshows.
Executive Producer: Ravi Jain, Producers: Miles Benson, Ryan Newton.