Commencement Weekend May 15-17, 2009 - Student Speeches
Mofeyisayo Ayodele Jeremy Pesner Caitlin Rice Hannah Hutton
Can one person truly make a difference? Are Dickinson graduates prepared to meet the challenges that await them? What, exactly, does it mean to “engage the world?”
These are the central questions addressed by student speakers during the 2009 baccalaureate ceremony.
As they reflected on the life-lessons they’ve learned during their four years at Dickinson, Mofeyisayo Ayodele, Jeremy Pesner, Caitlin Rice and Hannah Hutton offered personal insights on what it means to be a Dickinsonian: to nurture curiosity, passion and awareness; to become involved in one’s local community; to immerse oneself in foreign cultures; to wage war against injustice.
View videos or read the text of their speeches:
- Learning to Engage the World by Mofeyisayo Ayodele '09
- We are Ready, by Jeremy Pesner '09
- Own What You Carry, by Caitlin Rice '09
- Standing Up, by Hannah Hutton '09
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