The annual Baccalaureate Celebration is an inspirational, interfaith event that features a keynote address, a student speaker, readings and prayers, and musical performances by members of the class of 2018. Everyone in the Lewis & Clark community along with family members and friends are welcome to attend.
This year’s theme is “Roads of Resilience” and our keynote speaker will be Dr. Elizabeth Bennett, 2018 Professor of the Year. Her speech is titled “Reslience: Learning from the Past Four Years.” Austin Merchant will introduce Dr. Bennett.
Hannah Selwyn will open the event with a welcome, and the program will feature jazz music by Jake Tompkins and Jonah Svihus, and a string ensemble with Lillian Vellom (conductor); Malena Evig, violin; Loren Naldoza, violin; Amanda Tugangui, viola; Nicholas Krieg, cello, and Jonah Svihus, bass.
There will be prayers from Hamdan Alameri, James Daley, Miles French, and Aaron Schimmel, a spoken word performance by Christen Cromer, and a poetry reading by Mariah Ash and Maggie Burks. The student speaker for our Baccalaureate will be Jackson Thein.
Finally, the program will feature a group of senior a cappella singers, including Sage Milestone, Sadie Bender Shorr, Myka Martin, Samuel Makikalli, Lindsey Clark, Arpana Nautiyal, Journie Ma-Johnson, Katie Hwang, Tatjana Nunez del Prado, and Helen Ippolito.
A planning committee consisting of seniors Mariah Ash, James Daley, Hannah Selwyn, and Jackson Thein has organized this event along with Dean of Spiritual Life Mark Duntley.
Please contact any of the above committee members or Mark Duntley (email@example.com) for more information.
We will meet in front of the south campus chapel, and weather permitting, meditate outside. Warm clothing is recommended. You are invited to bring something that reflects your way of honoring the full moon and it’s connotations of completing a cycle. All LC students invited.