President Catharine Bond Hill presided today over the 150th Vassar College commencement ceremony, conferring Bachelor of Arts degrees to 625 graduating students at the college’s Outdoor Amphitheater. Acclaimed physicist and Vassar alumna Dr. Sau Lan Wu delivered the commencement address.
In Vassar’s class of 2014:
- Fifty students were elected to Phi Beta Kappa for overall academic achievement. The college’s Phi Beta Kappa Prize for 2014 was awarded to Molly Ann Kaplan (Psychology, Hispanic Studies).
- Twenty-two graduates were elected to the Sigma Xi national honor society for the sciences.
- One hundred and twenty-three graduates were awarded General Honors.
- Departmental honors were awarded to graduates majoring in Africana Studies (1), American Studies (3), Anthropology (7), Art History (4), Art Studio (2), Asian Studies (3), Astronomy (1), Biochemistry (5), Biology (7), Chemistry (1), Chinese (5), Cognitive Science (1), Computer Science (7), Drama (3), Economics (14), Education (2), English (16), Environmental Studies (3), Film (3), French & Francophone Studies (4), Geography (3), German Studies (2), Greek and Roman Studies (4), History (6), Independent Program (2), International Studies (8), Italian (7), Japanese (6), Latin American & Latino/a Studies (1), Mathematics (8), Media Studies (4), Music (3), Neuroscience and Behavior (9), Philosophy (5), Physics (4), Political Science (5), Psychology (9), Religion (3), Russian Studies (7), Science, Technology & Society (4), Sociology (6), Urban Studies 97), and Women’s Studies (6).
Members of the class of 2014 have also been selected for a variety of outside honors, including:
- Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (three recipients; two to Germany, one to Malaysia)
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant (Russia)
- Harry S. Truman Scholarship
- U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (two recipients)
- Chinese Government Scholarship
- Davis 100 Projects for Peace
- French Government Teaching Assistantship
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential, liberal arts college founded in 1861.