The 96th Commencement exercises for the Class of 2014 will take place on Sunday, May 18, 2014, on Tempel Green at 11 a.m. The procession begins at 10:30 a.m.
Directions & Information
This year's keynote speaker is Noah Feldman, the Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School. Feldman specializes in constitutional studies with an emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Bloomberg View, a website covering financial, political and economic issues.
Noah Feldman is the brother of Simon Feldman, associate professor of philosophy at Connecticut College.
Class of 2013
International Relations, French, CISLA
Research intern, Center for Strategic and International Studies
"The CELS office taught me valuable skills like resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and networking. We are lucky to have such a wonderful alumni community to network with. I found my internship that way and I would encourage fellow Camels to take advantage of such a great resource!"
International Relations, CISLA
Investment banking analyst, Lazard
"Conn allowed me to explore my interests across disciplines, even though I had developed a strong professional affinity for finance early in my freshman year. Mentorship is key at Conn, given its small size. This transformed my learning experience into one that was less didactic and more symbiotic in nature."
Clinical research coordinator, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
"The science department and the research facilities here at Connecticut College gave me the tools and experience that I needed to pursue my future career in cancer research."
Biological Sciences, Anthropology Minor
Doctoral student in veterinary medicine, University of Pennsylvania
"Research participation in cancer biology, behavioral neuroscience and chemistry have enriched my pre-veterinary coursework. My pursuits off-campus--from assisting with medical procedures at the Mystic Aquarium to my internship at Yale School of Medicine--enhanced my skills tremendously."
Marketing development associate, EMC Corporation
"Both CELS and the psychology department have been fantastic in providing me with resources and guidance over the past four years. Along with my summer internship, the CELS career workshops and my psychology professors were instrumental in establishing a solid foundation for a career in business."
Environmental Studies, Botany, Music Minor
Lovejoy Conservation Fellow, The New England Wild Flower Society
"The dedicated and supportive faculty and staff in the environmental and life sciences departments here endowed me with the knowledge to pursue a career in studying and protecting New England's native plant biodiversity."
International Relations, CISLA
Plans to move to Ayacucho, Peru, to help create an NGO focused on women's empowerment
"Conn prepared me by opening doors to what an international career might look like, introducing me to a network of alums who are already working in fields that I one day hope to be a part of, and providing me with a support system that has enabled me to take the risks that have led to this dream job."
Psychology, Elementary Education Certification Program
Master's student in social work, Columbia University
"Caring and knowledgeable professors and CELS counselors, as well as service learning, practicum, internship and student teaching experiences through the education and psychology departments, have made all the difference."
Music and Technology, Computer Science Minor, Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
Master's student in music technology, New York University
"It has been a wonderful experience studying music and technology. Working with talented professors and students, as well as the artistic and intellectual opportunities presented both in and out of the classroom, provided experiences and invaluable skills that I look forward to building upon as I continue my education."
Doctoral student in economics, University of New Mexico
"The genuine and caring assistance of the faculty and staff at Connecticut College has helped me grow and mature as a scholar and an individual. It was a challenging and amazing experience to attend Connecticut College and I will forever be grateful for the education I received here."
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Anthropology Minor
M.D. program student, University of Pittsburgh
"Conn has given me so much: interesting classes taught by great faculty, the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research, lasting friendships and the chance to play varsity water polo. All of these have shaped me into a better and more interesting person as well as prepared me for medical school."
Mathematics, Computer Science
Doctoral student in computer science, University of Texas at Austin
"Connecticut College is an amazing place where I have received a solid liberal arts education while doing challenging graduate-level research with my favorite professors, who advise us, push us and care about us."
Job developer with refugee clients, Jesuit Volunteer Corps
"I was able to pursue my love of rowing as a student-athlete and my academic passions within my majors. The Holleran Center guided my post-graduation plans, as my job at Catholic Charities of Arizona with the JVC is an extension of my PICA interest and senior integrative project."
History, CCSRE, CISLA
Secondary School Special Education Fellow, New York City Teaching Fellows
"I am grateful for the teaching I have received from great professors and the learning experiences I have been able to share with friends."