Vassar’s Spring Convocation To Feature Address by Professor Patricia Wallace, April 30, 2014

Spring Convocation will take place in the Chapel on Wednesday, April 30, at 3:30pm. The convocation address, “The Art of Choosing,” will be given by Patricia Wallace, Professor of English on the Mary Augusta Scott Chair.

Alumna Sakina Jaffrey ’84, actress on the acclaimed Netflix series House of Cards, will give brief remarks and present the class of 2014 banner to senior class president, Connor Martini.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 3:30pm in the Chapel


(All standing)
 Sonata IV, Finale, Allegro maestoso Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Gail Archer, college organist

Convocation Choir

Sure on this Shining Night
Morton Lauridsen (b. 1943)
Text: James Agee (1909-1955)

Christine Howlett, director of choral activites


Catharine Hill, Vassar College

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Remarks and Presentation of the Banner to the President of the Senior Class

Sakina Jaffrey ’84

Connor J. Martini, president, Class of 2014
Read remarks

Remarks and Passing of the Gavel

Deborah Steinberg ’14, president, V.S.A.

Carolina Murphy Gustafson ’15, president-elect, V.S.A.

Convocation Address

Patricia Wallace
Professor of English on the Mary Augusta Scott Chair

“The Art of Choosing”

The Convocation Choir and Community

(All standing)

Gaudeamus Igitur, Arr. Geer/Bartholomew


(Remain standing until academic procession has exited)
Fuge in E “St. Anne”, BWV 522,2
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Gail Archer, college organist

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Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, April 29, 2014