Senior Assembly 2009

On Friday, May 8, at 5 p.m. in Johnson Chapel, faculty, staff, administrators and guests joined the Class of 2009 to celebrate Senior Assembly, a traditional ceremony in which the Amherst College faculty honors the graduating students. Dean of the Faculty Gregory Call opened the ceremony, and Barry F. O’Connell, the James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, spoke, as did three seniors selected by the Class of 2009: Ben Goldfarb ’09, Garrett Snedeker ’09 and Pan Venkatraman ’09.

  
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Dean Call, Senior Assembly 2009

Dean of the Faculty Gregory Call opens the ceremony.
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Ben Goldfarb ’09 speaks.
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Garrett Snedeker ’09 speaks. President Marx is on the right.
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Pan Venkatraman ’09 speaks.
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James E. Ostendarp Professor of English Barry F. O'Connell speaks, giving the Class of 2009 its send-off:

“Go from here, touch the world, and let it touch you. In every way possible, be full of life and love. Find pleasures in what possibilities you enable in others. Discover your talents and respect them. Face whatever you fear, and go forth. May you have lives abounding. And may you join others to transform what you have inherited....”

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