College Celebrates 2005 Graduates

2005 Commencent


Undergraduate College
Commencement: May 8
Degree awarded: BA
Number of graduates: 382
Guest speaker: Josef Joffe, scholar, publisher, and editor of the German weekly Die Zeit and a contributing editor to Time magazine. He is a visiting professor of political science at Stanford University, where he also served as a Payne Distinguished Lecturer. He is a distinguished fellow at Stanford’s Institute for International Studies and an Abramowitz fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution.


School of Law
Commencement: May 28
Degrees awarded: JD; LLM in environmental and natural resources law
Number of graduates: 210
Guest speaker: Erin Brockovich Ellis, the brash and gutsy law firm file clerk whose story inspired the film Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts. Ellis investigated the impact of a toxic chemical that had leaked into the groundwater of Hinkley, California, from Pacific Gas and Electric’s holding tanks. Her research led to a multimilliondollar settlement with the California-based utility.


Graduate School of Education and Counseling
Commencement: June 5
Degrees Awarded: MEd, MAT, MA in Counseling Psychology; M.S. in School Psychology
Number of graduates: 210
Guest speaker: M. Brinton Lykes, associate dean of Boston College’s Lynch School of Education. She spends much of her time in Central America, Chile, Argentina, and South Africa, where she studies the transitions and aftereffects of war. In the United States, she focuses on ways to help urban immigrant middle school children deal with community violence.