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The Inauguration Ceremony

Educating for Change: Critical Thinking in a Critical Time
3:30-5:30 p.m.
OPENING OF THE CEREMONY
Robert J. Garvey
High Sheriff of Hampshire County
MUSICAL REFLECTION
“Emerald Stream” (1991)
Composer: Seth Houston, from the shape-note tradition
REMARKS
Sigmund Roos 73F
Chair, Hampshire College Board of Trustees
INAUGURAL POEM
Polina Barskova
Assistant Professor of Russian Literature
WORDS OF WELCOME

On behalf of the faculty:
Djola B. Branner
Associate Professor of Theatre and Incoming Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Arts

On behalf of students:
Zilong Wang 09F
Student Trustee

On behalf of staff:
Chelvanaya B. Gabriel
Lab Manager/Greenhouse Supervisor

On behalf of alumni:
Maria M. Vallejo 72F
Lake Worth Campus Provost/CEO, Palm Beach State College

On behalf of the Five Colleges:
Lynn Pasquerella
President, Mount Holyoke College
MUSICAL INTERLUDE
Cape Breton tunes (traditional)
REFLECTIONS OF A FOUNDER
Charles R. Longsworth
Co-author of The Making of a College: A New Departure in Higher Education, and the second president of Hampshire College (1971-1977)
INTRODUCTION OF KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Gary Hirshberg 72F
Co-founder and Chair, Stonyfield Farm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The Honorable Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
INVESTITURE OF THE PRESIDENT
Sigmund Roos 73F
Chair, Hampshire College Board of Trustees
INAUGURAL ADDRESS
Jonathan Lash
President, Hampshire College
MUSICAL TRIBUTE
“Inauguration Suite” (2012)
Composer: Marty Ehrlich, Associate Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Music
CLOSING OF THE CEREMONY
Robert J. Garvey, High Sheriff of Hampshire County
RECESSIONAL
“For the Beauty of the Earth”
Words: Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (1864); Music: John Rutter (1978)

A Note on Regalia:
President Lash’s regalia is made of a fabric called “Roosevelt Bamboo,” which is 50% bamboo and 50% plastic pellets from recycled plastic bottles.

Inauguration Ceremony Program (pdf)

 

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Inauguration Office
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Hampshire College
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
413.559.6244
Fax 413.559.5584
inauguration@hampshire.edu
 

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