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Looking Back on Commencement 2023 with Photos and Video

May 24, 2023

Bryn Mawr's Commencement ceremonies for 2023 featured keynote addresses by Marie A. Bernard '72, who addressed the undergraduate class on Saturday, May 13, and Anne Thompson Ph.D. '78 who gave the commencement speech to the graduate degree recipients on Friday, May 12.

Listen to Bernard and Thompson's remarks on the Commencement livestreams here and here and check out photos and video from the weekend below.

View the more than 200 images from the weekend in the below slideshow or go to our online gallery for downloadable images.

While the majority of academic awards for the Class of 2023 were presented at a ceremony earlier in the week, a number of student, faculty, and staff honors were presented at the ceremonies.

Undergraduate Awards:

The Gertrude Slaughter Fellowship, which is awarded for excellence in scholarship, was awarded to Ellie Hughes, who graduated summa cum laude in physics with minors in mathematics and astronomy (HC). Hughes will be going on to a physics Ph.D. program at MIT.

The European Traveling Fellowship has been awarded by the College each year since its first entering class graduated in 1889. It was presented to Anna-William Kornberg, of Houston, Texas, who graduated summa cum laude in anthropology with minors in chemistry and dance.

Graduate School of Social Work Awards

Kevin J. Robinson Award 
Sarah Spath 
Jeremy Capati
Mary Patterson McPherson Award 
Janelle Fitzpatrick
Lindsay Griffin
Mb Singley
Zoe Stoller

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Awards

Mary Patterson McPherson Award 
Jenni Glaser
Sarah Spielman
Alexis White

Faculty Awards

Mary Patterson McPherson Award 
Darlyne Bailey
The Rosalyn R. Schwartz Teaching Award
Christian Murphy
The Rachel C. Hale Chair in the Sciences and Mathematics
Xuemei May Cheng
The Isabel Benham Professorship in International Affairs
Nicholas Carby-Denning
The Rosabeth Moss Kanter Change Master Research Fund
Cindy Sousa

Staff Awards

Helen Taft Manning Award
Rod Matthews

In addition to the awards and honors listed above, Board of Trustees Chair Cynthia Archer '75 brought the crowd to its feet in honor of President Kim Cassidy, who recently announced her plans to step down as president in 2024 after what will be 11 years of leading the College.

"So much of today has been about gratitude and joy and as I sat here and watched 333 graduates met with 333 radiant smiles from our president, Kim Cassidy, I wanted to take a moment to mention how fortunate we all are to have her remarkable leadership at Bryn Mawr," said Archer.