Class of 2005 Most International Yet

 

 

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Dan Harris '93 addresses a crowd of more than 3,000
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The Class of 2005, Colby's 184th and most international to date, graduated on May 22 with ABC News correspondent Dan Harris '93 as the Commencement speaker. Harris recalled dodging sniper fire in Afghanistan and urged the graduates to heed fear for safety's sake but not to let it paralyze them.

Class speaker Josh Kahn, of St. Louis, Mo., shared lessons he learned in college, including that it's okay that he and his classmates aren't prepared for the real world, because "we've learned how to redefine what the real world ought to mean to us."

Among 484 students who received diplomas, Mark Chapman, of Harare, Zimbabwe, was the class marshal and valedictorian by virtue a 4.07 grade point average. Katie Slemp, of New Canaan, Conn., was awarded the Condon Medal, the only award presented at Commencement. Transcripts, video, and more details about Commencement are online at the Commencement Web site.
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Richard Greenwood II (Gardner, Mass.), who first enrolled at Colby in 1982, celebrated his comeback with an impromptu trumpet solo on the platform.
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Melissa Yosua (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), Mallory Young (Hanover, N.H.), and Vasilena Zheleva (Bulgaria), near the end of line.
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Sheena Siu (Hong Kong) gets a hug from College Marshal and Associate Professor of Art Bevin Engman.
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Mark Chapman was first to receive a diploma from President William Adams.
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For the second year in a row, Commencement was held in Wadsworth Gymnasium because of weather.
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