Photographs by Ricardo Barros
Commencement smiles on Cannon Green from Jorge Reyes ’10, foreground, and Johnnie Rose Jr. ’10.
Posing for a photo are Adachukwa Ezenekwe ’10, left, and Onobu Akogwu *10.
Gathering before the ceremony are, from left, Caroline Ellerbe ’10, Catalina Valencia ’10, Allison Kuncik ’10, and Jessica Rodriguez ’10.
In front of West College before receiving their graduate degrees are, from left, Seth Bell *10, Jyoti Tibrewala *10, Nur Basak Surmeli *09, and Courtney McQueen *10.
A last-minute adjustment as students gather on Cannon Green before Commencement.
Advanced-degree candidates process in to their seats.
Students proudly carry the gonfalons (banners) of the six residential colleges.
President Tilghman during the entrance procession.
A sea of faces as the Commencement ceremony gets under way.
Laurie Ball *10 flashes a wide smile.
Salutatorian Marguerite Colson ’10, delivering the traditional Latin address, urges graduates to be faithful to traditions but to “make them new: and “make them you.”
Valedictorian David Karp ’10 encourages his classmates to follow nontraditional paths.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg receives an honorary doctor of laws.
President Tilghman offers a lighter comment during her Commencement address. She urged graduates to stand up for their beliefs and explore ideas that may contradict their own points of view.
The new graduates join in singing “Old Nassau.”
English professor Jeff Nunokawa is the mace bearer following the end of the Commencement ceremony.
James Bryant ’10, center, and Tina Zhen ’10 in the procession following the ceremony.
Celebratory smiles following the end of the ceremony.
Zach Ruchman ’10 and Elizabeth Kohansedgh ’10 share a parting hug.
New graduates Roby Sobieski ’10, Mike Guimarin ’10, and Anthony Cheng ’10 pose for a photo.
Joonas Govenius ’10 and his diploma, picked up after the ceremony at his residential college.