At Swarthmore's 141st commencement on June 2, President Rebecca Chopp awarded honorary degrees to entrepreneur and humanitarian Tralance Addy '69 and novelist and social activist Lorene Cary. In addition, 374 undergraduates were awarded degrees at the ceremony, held at the Scott Amphitheater.
Of the 374 graduates, 360 received the Bachelor of Arts degree and 21 the Bachelor of Science in engineering degree. Seven had double degrees. Highest honors were awarded to 10 graduates, 42 received high honors, and 37 received honors. The senior class speaker, as voted by his classmates, was Thomas Powers of Cheyenne, Wyo., who graduated with a major in history and minor in art history.
Special awards announced at the ceremony include the Ivy, Oak, Lang, and McCabe Engineering Awards.
Professor of History Allison Dorsey and Sebastián Bravo Montenegro '13 addressed the senior class at Last Collection on May 31. Speakers at this address, an assembly-style gathering, are chosen by the senior class. Associate Dean of Student Life Myrt Westphal addressed the graduating class at Baccalaureate services on June 1. The Baccalaureate is the spiritual component of Commencement weekend, featuring the inspirational remarks of a friend of the College.