Commencement Speaker and
Honorary Degree Recipients Announced:
Dr. Amy Gutmann, president of
the University of Pennsylvania, will give the principal address at
Wesleyan’s University 173th Commencement on Sunday, May 22, and will be
awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree during the ceremony. Dr.
Gutmann is an internationally renowned scholar whose research addresses
religious freedom, democracy, ethics and public affairs.
William J. Barber, Andrews Professor of Economics, Emeritus, former acting
president and long-time tutor in the College of Social Studies, will
receive an honorary doctor of letters. The University will award an
honorary doctor of humane letters to William S. Belichick ‘75, head coach
of the New England Patriots, member of the 30th Reunion Class and Wesleyan
parent, and Edward P. Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known
World and educator, will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters.
Welcome Letter from
Reunion & Commencement Weekend
brings to campus Wesleyan past and present. We
come together from across
the Wesleyan map to refresh old friendships and discover new ones. The
class of 2005 and their families, faculty, and alumni all gather to affirm
the tradition of where we have come from and the promise of where we are
going. I hope you will join us for Reunion & Commencement 2005 and share
with us the passion and the character that connect Wesleyan.