Convocation 2011

For the 2011-2012 Academic Session, August 30, 2011

Program

Processional - “The Highland Cathedral” by Roever/Korb, Captain Burt Mitchell, Bagpiper

Opening of the College - John E. Klein, President

Invocation - The Reverend Rachel G. May, Peakland United Methodist Church

Remarks by the President of Student Government - Ja'el Daniely ’12

Remarks - President Klein

Presentation of Phi Beta Kappa Awards - Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore, President, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Chapter of Virginia

Presentation of Faculty Awards - Dennis G. Stevens, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

The Katherine Graves Davidson Award is given annually to a full-time member of the faculty who has been outstanding in bringing distinction to the College. Presented to Gerry Sherayko, Associate Professor of History.

The Gillie A. Larew Award for Distinguished Teaching is given annually to a member of the faculty who has demonstrated sound scholarship and effectiveness as a teacher in the classroom. Presented to Brad Bullock, Professor of Sociology.

The Katherine Graves Davidson Scholarship Award is given annually to a full-time member of the faculty to call attention to the importance of scholarship. Presented to Marjorie Wheeler-Barclay, Charles A. Dana Professor of History.

Introduction of New Faculty - Dean Stevens

The Presentation of Class Banners - Michael Quinn, Assistant Vice-President for College Relations and Marketing

  • Class of 2012 - Misty Matthews Walker ’74 to Derek Woods-Morrow ’12
  • Class of 2013 - Randall Johnson Watts ’77 to Zara Sibtain ’13
  • Class of 2014 - Katherine Sebalis Miles ’88 to Jim Kwon ’14
  • Class of 2015 - Tina Kirk Johnson ’93 to Thea Ezinga ’15

Closing Remarks - President Klein

The College Song - Henry and Carol J. Hallstrom ’43, Led by members of Songshine

Benediction - Reverend May

Recessional - “All the Blue Bonnets Are Over the Border”, Traditional Scottish

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Notable

College Marshal - Paul Irwin, Charles A. Dana Professor of Mathematics (pictured above)

Senior Class Marshal - Zara Sibtain, Class of 2013

Seated on the Stage

  • John E. Klein, President
  • Dennis G. Stevens, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
  • The Reverend Rachel G. May, Peakland United Methodist Church
  • Paula J. Wallace, Associate Dean of the College
  • Terry Bodine, Interim Dean of Students
  • Ja'el Daniely ’12, Student Government President