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Beloit College Commencements

July 9, 1851

Oration - "The Man of Feeling"
     by S.D. Peet
Oration - "The Downfall of Louis Phillipe"
     by W.C. Hooker
Valedictory Address - "To Live Is To Act"
     by Joseph Collie
Oration - "The Age We Live In"
     by Norman Densmore of the Normal and English Departments
Oration - "The Progress of True Principle"
     by Harlan M. Page of the Missionary Society

1852

     No commencement took place.

July 13, 1853

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Henry M. Lilly
Valedictory Address - "Eccentricity of the Mind, not True Intellectual Greatness"
     by Horace White
Oration - "Modern Skepticism"
     by James W. Strong of the Prepatory and Normal Departments
Oration - "The True Scholar's Greatness"
     by Henry L. Marsh of the Archaean Society

July 12, 1854

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Harlan M. Page
Valedictory Address - "Intellect, the True Manifestation of True Manhood"
     by James A. Brewster

July 11, 1855

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Moses Strong Hinman
Valedictory Address - "Triumphs Unattained"
     by Alexander Kerr

July 9, 1856

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by David Owen
Valedictory Address - "The Thinker"
     by Peter Mc Vicar
Oration - "Principle and Feeling"
     by Francis W. Case of the Class of 1855, Whitewater (excused from speaking)

July 8, 1857

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Jacob Baay
     Valedictory Address - "The Mission of the American Republic"
     by William A. Montgomery

July 14, 1858 Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Daniel Densmore
Valedictory Address - "Patriotism of the Classical Scholar"
     by James W. Strong

July 13, 1859

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Oliver A. Willard
Valedictory Address - "The Guarantee of a Successful Life"
     by Charles C. Kimball

July 11, 1860

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Dexter Selwyn Clark
Valedictory Address - "The Contribution of Christianity to the Fine Arts"
     by Charles Waldron Buckley

July 10, 1861

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Edwin Ruthven Heath
Valedictory Address - "The Influence of Historic Studies in Promoting the Spirit of Reform"
     by Russell Melzo Keyes

July 9, 1862

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by William Azariah Willis
Valedictory Address - "Civilization and Nationality"
     by Henry Sayre Osborne

July 8, 1863

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Lewis Olson Thompson
Valedictory Address - "Are We Verging towards Barbarism?"
     by Henry Cary Dickinson

1864

No commencement took place due to the Civil War.

July 12, 1865

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Salmon Merritt Allen
Valedictory Address - "The Value of Conservation Principles"
     by John Lloyd Talyor

July 11, 1866

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by William Fisk Brown
Valedictory Address - "A Man and Therefore a Scholar"
     by George Sparhawk Bascom

July 10, 1867

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Henry Dwight Porter
Valedictory Address - "The Importance of Preparation"
     by Arthur Henderson Smith

July 18, 1868

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by James Kellogg Kilbourn
Valedictory Address - "Life and its Relations"
     by Lesley S. Swezey

July 14, 1869

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by John W. Baird
Valedictory Address - "The Model Skeptic"
     by James D. Eaton

July 13, 1870

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Charles W. Merrill
Valedictory Address - "Materialism our Present Danger"
     by Charles B. Curtis

July 12, 1871

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Allison D. Adams
Valedictory Address - "Education and the Sensibilities"
     by Thomas D. Christie

July 10, 1872

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Joseph H. Chamberlin
Valedictory Address - "Art and American Character"
     by Edward D. Eaton

July 2, 1873

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Goodwin D. Swezey
Valedictory Address - "The Roman Peace"
     by Willis C. Dewey

July 1, 1874

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Thomas L. Smedes
Valedictory Address - "The Empire and the Vatican"
     by William C. Stevens

June 30, 1875

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by John H. Mills
Valedictory Address - "The Limits of the Rights of Conscience"
     by Henry V. Van Pelt
Alumni Poem - "Seeming and Being"
     by Samuel T. Kidder of the Class of 1873
Alumni Oration - "Men of the Right Sort"
     by James W. Bass of the Class of 1867

June 28, 1876

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Robert B. Riggs
Valedictory Address - "A Lesson from Dante"
     by J. Franklin Horne

June 27, 1877

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by David W. Mackay
Valedictory Address - "Law as a Schoolmaster"
     by Robert F. Pettibone

July 3, 1878

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by George M. Herrick
Valedictory Address - "Happiness, the Aim of Life"
     by Charles S. Bacon

July 12, 1879

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by Arthur D. Johnson
Valedictory Address - "The Evil of Absolutism in France"
     by William S. Jeffris

June 30, 1880

Salutatory Poem - "Victuri Salutamus"
     by T.L. Wright, Jr.
Valedictory Address - "The Value of National Precedents"
     by F.C. Porter

June 29, 1881

Salutatory Poem -
     by Harold C. Chapin
Valedictory Address - "Conflict the Law of Progress"
     by Rollin D. Salisbury

July 10, 1882

Salutatory Poem
     by Edward H. Bergen Valedictory Address - "Truth for its Own Sake"
     by Horace S. Fiske

June 27, 1883

Salutatory Oration in Latin
     by George B. Haldeman
Valedictory Address - "Gallicism in America"
     by James Simmons (Junior)

July 2, 1884

Salutatory Poem
     by Frank F. Lewis

July 1, 1885

Salutatory Oration in Latin and Oration - "Suffrage"
     by W.W. Lloyd
Valedictory Address - "Time as a Factory in the Solution of the Labor Problem"
     by R.C. Chapin

June 30, 1886

Salutatory Oration
     by Charles W. Emerson
Valedictory Address - "The Genius of our Occidental Civilization"
     by Edward C. Ritsher

June 23, 1887

Valedictory Address - "The Independence of the Representative"
     by Walter S. Haven

June 21, 1888

Valedictory Address - "Religion not Merely Defensive"
     by J.A. Lyman

June 20, 1889

Salutatory
     by Henry M. Richardson
Valedictory Address - "The Model Lawgiver"
     by Henry B. Kummel

June 25, 1890

Salutatory
     by Samuel M. Smith
Valedictory Address - "The Unity of Races"
     by Alexander E. Matheson

June 24, 1891

Salutatory
     by Albert W. Whitney
Valedictory Address - "The International Court"
     by Lincoln B. Smith

June 22, 1892

Salutatory - "Fanaticism and Progress"
     by Ernest L. Brown
Valedictory Address - "The Trend of Social Progress"
     by W. Albert Whitcomb

June 21, 1893

Salutatory - "Imagination in Science"
     by Sanford R. Catlin
Valedictory Address - "The Practical Man"
     by Walter M. Short

June 21, 1894

Salutatory - "Poetry the Universal Guide to Truth"
     by Schuyler R. Meyers
Valedictory Address - "The Loneliness of the Scholar"
     by Fred Staff

June 19, 1895

Salutatory - "The Reason for Philosophy"
     by Elmer C. Griffith
Valedictory Address - "The Victory of the Ages"
     by Robert J. Eddy

June 24, 1896

Salutatory - "Individual Response to History"
     by Guy F. Loomis
Valedictory Address - "The Orient in the Philosophy of History"
     by Charles B. Olds

June 23, 1897

Salutatory - "The Ideal Citizen"
     by Herman S. Blanchard
Valedictory Address - "The Seer in National Life"
     by William Benson
Anniversary Ode - "The Four Horizons"
     by Theodore L. Wright of the Class of 1880
Anniversary Address
     by Horace White of the Class of 1853

June 22, 1898

Salutatory - "The Relation of Science to Religion"
     by Charles D. Rosa
Valedictory Address - "The Man Who Laughs"
     by Charles F.E. Read

June 21, 1899

Salutatory - "Two Messages"
     by S. Mabel Nichols
Valedictory Address - "Ether"
     by Edwin P. Adams

June 20, 1900

Salutatory - "The German Colossus"
     by Robert J. Teall
Valedictory Address - "The Irishman in Parliament"
     by Henry R. Mussey

June 19, 1901

Salutatory - "Optimism and Evolution"
     by Erville B. Woods
Valedictory Address - "The God of the Hebrew"
     by Lillian L. Dudley

June 18, 1902

Address - "The Moral Function of Scientific Study"
     by Thomas C. Chamberlin, Ph.D., LL.D., of the Class of 1866

June 24, 1903

Several student speakers

June 22, 1904

Several student speakers

June 21, 1905

Several student speakers

June 20, 1906

Several student speakers

June 19, 1907

Several student speakers

June 17, 1908

Several student speakers

June 23, 1908

Several student speakers

June 21, 1910

Address - "The Spiritual Value of Culture"
     by Dr. Samuel Parkes Cadman

June 20, 1911

Phi Beta Kappa Oration - "The Birthright of the American"
     by Dr. Edward A. Grosvenor
     President of the United Societies of the Phi Beta Kappa

June 18, 1912

Phi Beta Kappa Oration - "The New Equipment"
     by John Merle Coulter, Ph.D., of the University of Chicago

June 18, 1913

Phi Beta Kappa Oration - "The World is New"
     by George Burton Adams, Ph.D., Litt.D.
     Professor of History at Yale University

June 24, 1914

Phi Beta Kappa Oration - "What is it to be a Person?"
     by Dr. William T. McElveen, Evanston

June 21, 1915

Phi Beta Kappa Address
     by Mr. Henry M. Hyde of the Class of 1888 of the Chicago Tribune

June 14, 1916

Phi Beta Kappa Address
     by Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus, D.D., LL.D.
     President of Armour Institute of Technology

June 17, 1917

Phi Beta Kappa Address
     by the Reverend John Gardner, D.D.
     Pastor of the New England Congregational Church, Chicago

June 11, 1918

Address
     by the Reverend Charles Reynolds Brown, D.D., LL.D.
     Dean of the School of Religion, Yale University

June 24, 1919

Address
     by Justice William Renwick Riddell of the Supreme Court of Ontario, Canada

June 22, 1920

Address
     by Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus, D.D., LL.D.
     President of Armour Institute of Technology

June 21, 1921

Address - "A Super-Test"
     by Gottfried Emanuel, M.A.
     Professor of Classical Languages and Literatures, University of North Dakota

June 21, 1922

Address
     by Reverend Edward Dwight Eaton, D.D., LL.D.
     President Emeritus of Beloit College

June 19, 1923

Address
     by the Honorable William Henry McMaster of the Class of 1899
     Governor of South Dakota

June 16, 1924

Address - "The Next Step in Education"
     by Boyd Henry Bode, Ph.D.
     Professor of Education, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

June 22, 1925

Address - "Building Happiness"
     by Professor Thomas Wesley Graham, D.D.
     Dean of the Graduate School of Theology of Oberlin College

June 14, 1926

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend William Reese Dixon of the Class of 1896 Commencement Address
     by the Reverend John Haynes Holmes
     Minister of the First Community Church of New York

June 13, 1927

Commencement Address - "The Creative Life"
     by the Reverend Ernest Fremont Tittle
     Minister of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Evanston, Illinois

June 18, 1928

Commencement Address
     by the Reverend Oscar Edward Maurer
     Minister of the First Church of Christ in New Haven, Connecticut

June 17, 1929

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Arthur Henry Armstrong of the Class of 1889
Commencement Address
     by the Reverend James A. Blaisdell, D.D., LL.D., of the Class of 1889
     President of Claremont College

June 16, 1930

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Frank Jay Scribner, A.B., B.D.
     Pastor of the First Congregational Church, Janesville, Wisconsin
Commencement Address
     by the Honorable Stanley Kuhl Hornbeck, Ph.D.
     Chief of the Far Eastern Division of the State Department

June 15, 1931

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Wilson Denney, B.A., B.D.
Commencement Address
     by the Honorable Florence Ellinwood Allen, LL.B.
     Supreme Court Justice of Ohio

June 13, 1932

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Frank Jay Scribner, A.B., B.D.
     Pastor of the First Congregational Church, Janesville, Wisconsin
Commencement Address
     by the Reverend McIlyar Hamilton Lichliter, LL.D.
     Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Columbus, Ohio

June 11, 1933

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend T. B. Lathrop, M.A., D.D., of the Class of 1902
     Pastor of the Grace Congregational Church, Framingham, Massachusetts
Commencement Address
     by George Lincoln Hendrickson, L.H.D., LL.D., of the Class of 1887
     Professor of Latin and Greek Literature at Yale University

June 18, 1934

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Elmer E. Voelkel, B.A., B.D.
     Pastor of the First Congregational Church, Beloit
Commencement Address
     by Melvin Amos Brannon, Ph.D., LL.D.
     President of Beloit College from 1917 to 1924
Student Addresses
     Anna Frances Armstrong - "The Obligation of Science"
     Edgar Marquess Branch - "Method, Spirit, and Content"

June 17, 1935

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Arthur E. Westenberg, B.A., B.D., of the Class of 1904
     Pastor of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, Superior, Wisconsin
Commencement Address - "After Thirty Years"
     by Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Ph.D., of the Class of 1905
     Dean of the Graduate School of Northwestern University
Student Addresses
     Barbara Christine Alderman - "A Challenge to Education"
     Edward Philbrook Clancy - "The Method of Modern Science"

June 15, 1936

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Von O. Vogt, M.A., D.D., L.H.D., of the Class of 1901
     Pastor of the First Unitarian Church, Chicago
Commencement Address
     by Charles Whitney Gilkey, D.D.
     Dean of the University of Chicago Chapel
Student Addresses
     Catherine Lucille Mitchell - "Mathematics and Human Progress"
     Harold Gustav Johnson - "Chemistry in This Modern World"

June 14, 1937

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Herbert A. Studebaker, M.A.
     Pastor of the Second Congregational Church, Beloit
Commencement Address
     by Lloyd Kirkham Garrison, B.A., LL.B.
     Dean of the Law School, University of Wisconsin
Student Addresses
     Jean Pence - "The Practical Dreamer"
     Arthur Rudolph Curtis - "The Grass Roots of Democracy"

June 13, 1938

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Ralph G. Coonradt, B.A., B.D., of the Class of 1908
     Missionary, The Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, China
Commencement Address
     by the Honorable Edward R. Burke, B.A., LL.B., of the Class of 1906
     United States Senator from Nebraska
Student Addresses
     Eillen Jane Crawford - "Descent From the Clouds"
     William Donald Knight - "The Lessons Learned At College"

June 12, 1939

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Theodore R. Faville, B.A., D.D., of the Class of 1904
     Superintendent of the Wisconsin Congregational Conference
Commencement Address
     by Gordon Jennings Laing, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D.
     Professor Emeritus of Latin, University of Chicago
Student Addresses
     Priscilla Jane Wolcott - "The Envy of Less Happier Lands"
     Robert Henry Irrmann - "The Liberal Arts as Preparation for Living"

June 17, 1940

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Frank Hobart Millett, B.A., of the Class of 1909
     Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Eaton, Illinois
Commencement Address
     by Charles Clayton Morrison, B.A., D.D., Litt.D., LL.D.
     Editor of "The Christian Century"
Student Addresses
     Charlotte Maude Brenneman - "Learning for Living"
     Louis Adelbert Toepfer - "Hello, World"

June 16, 1941

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Marvin R. Brandt, B.D., of the Class of 1910
     Superintendent of the Congregational Conference of North Dakota
Commencement Address
     by Lloyd Crow Stark, B.S., LL.D.
     Former Governor of Missouri
Student Addresses
     Jean Lenore Coffman - "Intellectual Maturity"
     John Louis Biester - "For Tomorrow"

May 25, 1942

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Ernest L. Benson, M.A., B.D., of the Class of 1899
Commencement Address
     by Alan Valentine, M.A., LL.D., L.H.D., Litt.D.
     President of the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
Student Addresses
     Joyce Eleanor Koenan - "Not Pity, But Godspeed"
     Philip Edwin Nethercut - "Our Responsibility as College Graduates"

May 24, 1943

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend James Benson, Ph.B., of the Class of 1893
Commencement Address
     by Leverett S. Lyon, Ph.D., LL.B., of the Class of 1910
     Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Association of Commerce
Student Addresses
     Lenore Jean Petchaft - "Science and Humanism"
     Elmer Daniel Sandberg - "The Vision Imperative"

May 22, 1944

Invocation and Response
     by the Reverend Marvin R. Brandt, B.D., of the Class of 1910
     Superintendent of the Congregational Conference of North Dakota
Commencement Address - "Some Obstacles in the Path of Liberal Education"
     by Anton Julius Carlson, Ph.D., M.D., LL.D., Sc.D.
     Emeritus Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor of Physiology,
     University of Chicago
Student Addresses
     Lillian Clara Angliker - "Science and Human Problems"
     Stephen Dal Nogare - "The Fifth Estate"

June 11, 1945

Invocation and Response
     by John Pitt Deane, B.D., M.A., D.D.
     Professor Emeritus of Biblical Literature on the Carnegie Foundation
Commencement Address - "Let There Be Light"
     by Professor George Carpenter Clancy, M.A.
     Professor of English on the Sage Foundation, Beloit College
Student Addresses
     Mary Lucy Shaffer - "Retrospect and Prospect"
     Roger Dean Sward - "Science and Peace"

June 9, 1946

Invocation
     by the Reverend Stanley B. Crosland, B.D., M.A.
     Pastor of the First Congregational Church
Commencement Address - "Idea and Atmosphere"
     by the Reverend Doctor Arthur Cushman McGiffert, B.D., M.A., D.D.
     President of the Chicago Theological Seminary
Student Addresses
     Nancy Lee Miller, President of the Associated Students - "The College Diploma Quivers in the Contemporary Wind"
     Everett T. Alcan, Jr., President of the Senior Class - "Science is a Liberal Art"

June 15, 1947

Invocation
     by the Reverend Wilfrid A. Rowell, B.A., B.D., D.D., of the Class of 1899
     Member of the Board of Trustees
Commencement Address - "History in a Challenged Democracy"
     by Robert Kimball Richardson, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
     Chairman of the Department of History, Centennial Historian, Beloit College
Student Addresses
     Jean Ruth Anderson - "Then Boast No More Your Mighty Deeds"
     Elmer Davies Barraclough - "The Young Man's Answer"

June 11, 1948

Invocation
     by the Reverend Wilfrid A. Rowell, B.A., B.D., D.D., of the Class of 1899
     Member of the Board of Trustees
Commencement Address
     by Franklyn Bliss Snyder, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LL.D., of the Class of 1905
     President of Northwestern University
Student Addresses
     Joan Lois Dreyfus - "Challenge for the Future"
     Peter Charles Kostantacos - "Beloit in Retrospect"

June 15, 1949

Invocation
     by the Reverend Wilfrid A. Rowell, B.A., B.D., D.D., of the Class of 1899
     Member of the Board of Trustees and Acting Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "Living Together in an Age of Science"
     by Kirtley F. Mather, Ph.D., Sc.D., Litt.D., L.H.D.
     Professor of Geology at Harvard University
Student Addresses
     Betty Marie Lehmkuhl - "That Untraveled World"
     William Cortlandt Sayres - "A Speech I've Never Heard"

June 11, 1950

Invocation
     by the Reverend Merlin W. Ennis, B.A., B.D., D.D., of the Class of 1900
Commecement Address - "The World of Friction"
     by Carey Croneis, Ph.D., LL.D., D.Sc., D.Eng.
     President of Beloit College
Student Addresses
     Margaret Joan Lindemer - "Three Measurements of Success"
     Bard Revere Clow - "The Great Gamble"

June 10, 1951

Invocation
     by the Reverend Stanley B. Crosland, B.D., M.A., B.A.
     Minister of the First Congregational Church, Beloit, Wisconsin
Commencement Address
     by the Honorable Walter J. Kohler, Jr.
     Governor of the State of Wisconsin
Student Addresses
     Veronica Mae Bunk - "Rehearsal's End"
     John Charles Gibson - "Twenty-One and A-1"

June 8, 1952

Invocation
     by the Reverend Ernest L. Benson, B.D., M.A., of the Class of 1892
Commencement Address - "The Humanities"
     by Lawrence Alpheus Kimpton, Ph.D.
     Chancellor of the University of Chicago
Student Addresses
     Sylvia Ann Gutensohn - "The Master Key"
     J. Harry Jones, Jr. - "Not a Whimper, But a Smile"

June 7, 1953

Invocation
     by the Reverend James Benson, Ph.B., of the Class of 1893
Commencement Address - "What Use is a Bachelor's Degree?"
     by Laird Bell, A.B., J.D.
     Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago and Carleton College
Student Addresses
     Norman Mowry Albright - "No Sure Cure"
     Carolyn Mae Potshke - "Worth Whiling Our Time Away"

June 6, 1954

Invocation
     by the Reverend Wilfrid Asa Rowell, B.A., B.D., D.D., of the Class of 1899
     Chaplain Emeritus
Commencement Address - "The Profession of Leadership"
     by Miller Upton, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
     President-elect of Beloit College
Student Addresses
     Caroline Jane Hay - "The Best is Yet to Be"
     Robert Malcolm Royalty - "From Here to Where?"

June 5, 1955

Invocation
     by the Reverend Marvin R. Brandt, B.A., B.D., D.D., of the Class of 1910
Commencement Address - "A Beloit Tradition"
     by Holman D. Pettibone, B.A., LL.B., of the Class of 1911
     Retiring Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Student Addresses
     Audrey J. Stier - "Qualifications for Membership"
     Joel P. Smith - "Lieben and Lernen"

June 10, 1956

Invocation
     by the Reverend A.D. Beittel, A.B., A.M., B.D., Ph.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "The Requisites of a Genuine Education"
     by Leland H. Carlson, B.A., Th.D., B.D., Ph.D., of the Class of 1931
     President of Rockford College
Student Addresses
     Deborah R. Cassling - "Light Housekeeping"
     W. David Cuddiback - "Responsibility - an Ethic"

June 9, 1957

Invocation
     by the Reverend A.D. Beitell, A.B., A.M., B.D., Ph.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "Wilson and Palomar"
     by John Anson Ford, LL.D., H.H.D., of the Class of 1907
     Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Los Angeles County
Student Addresses
     Molly K. O'Rourke - "Standard Stuff"
     Edward C. Hoerr - "An Ear to the Wall"

June 8, 1958

Invocation
     by the Reverend A.D. Beitell, A.B., A.M., B.D., Ph.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "Trustees of Opportunity"
     by Landrum R. Bolling, A.B., M.A.
     President of Earlham College
Student Addresses
     Barbara A. Rakow - "Creativity as a Challenge"
     Philip E. Thompson - "For Years"

June 7, 1959

Invocation
     by the Reverend A.D. Beitell, A.B., A.M., B.D., Ph.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "The Prospect at Noon"
     by Leslie Raffrath, A.B., L.H.D.
     President of the Johnson Foundation
Student Addresses
     Kathleen R. Cormany - "We the Beneficiaries"
     James W. Evans - "The Echo of Years To Be"

June 5, 1960

Invocation
     by the Reverend A.D. Beitell, A.B., A.M., B.D., Ph.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Student Addresses
     Sally A. Stodolas - "June Five - What Does It Mean To You?"
     Harry L. Hamilton, Jr. - "Idealism For a Practical World"

June 11, 1961

Student Addresses
     Susan Cavins - "In Acceptance"
     Frank K. Mitchell - "The Commencement of Understanding"

June 3, 1962

Student Addresses
     Arleen J. Johanson - "Commencement: Competition and Competence"
     Eugene W. Zeltman - "What Reputation?"

June 9, 1963

Student Addresses
     Gail E. Engels - "The Interlude"
     Allan R. Barta - "Beloit Imprint"

June 7, 1964

Student Addresses
     Kristi Oddsen - "Restless are the Sails"
     Kevin J. Hargreaves - "The Importance of Integrity"

April 24, 1965

Invocation
     by the Reverend Anderson D. Clark, B.A., B.D., D.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "Modern Science and the Liberal Arts College"
     by Frank Evans Meyers, A.B., M.S., Ph.D.
     Associate Director, Argonne National Laboratory

April 25, 1966

Invocation
     by the Reverend Anderson D. Clark, B.A., B.D., D.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "Federal Cooperation in Higher Education"
     by the Honorable Gaylord Anton Nelson, B.A., LL.B.
     United States Senator from Wisconsin
Student Address
     Elliott K. Anderson - "One View of a Commencement"

April 24, 1967

Invocation
     by the Reverend Anderson D. Clark, B.A., B.D., D.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "International Education: The Prospect and the Promise"
     by the Honorable John Brademas, B.A., D.Phil.
     Member of Congress, Third District, Indiana
Student Address
     John R. Pasquin

April 22, 1968

Invocation
     by the Reverend Anderson D. Clark, B.A., B.D., D.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address
     by Robben W. Fleming, of the Class of 1938
     President of the University of Michigan
Student Address
     Gregg E. Robinson

April 21, 1969

Invocation
     by the Reverend Gustav C. Nelson, B.D., Th.D.
     President of the Beloit Area Council of Churches
Student Address
     Michael D. Young

April 20, 1970

Invocation
     by the Reverend Joseph Reed Washington, Jr., B.A., B.D., Th.D., D.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "The Practice of Idealism"
     by Joel Pritchard Smith, B.A., J.D., of the Class of 1955
     President of Denison College
Student Address
     Stewart F. Taylor, Jr.

April 19, 1971

Invocation
     by the Reverend Max A. Tudor, B.A., B.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "The Federal Octopus: The Challenge to Reform"
     by the Honorable Edith Green, B.S., L.H.D., LL.D.
     Chairman, Special Subcommittee on Education of the Education and Labor Committee
     United States House of Representatives
Student Address
     David J. Matthews

April 24, 1972

Invocation
     by the Reverend Max A. Tudor, B.A., B.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "Introspection"
     by Robert H. Irrmann, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
     Professor of History, Beloit College
Student Address
     Bertram P. Minkin

April 21, 1973

Invocation
     by the Reverend Max A. Tudor, B.A., B.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address - "Tenth Term"
     by Frank C. Hildebrand, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
     Vice President, General Mills, Inc.
     Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Beloit College
Student Address
     Charles G. Stangor

April 20, 1974

Invocation
     by the Reverend Max A. Tudor, B.A., B.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address
     by James A. Duffy, of the Class of 1949
     President, ABC Television Network
Student Address
     Margaret Robinson

April 19, 1975

Invocation
     by the Reverend Max A. Tudor, B.A., B.D.
     Dean of the Chapel
Commencement Address
     by Robert Northshield
     Executive Producer, NBC News
Student Address
     Richard F. Silber

April 24, 1976

Invocation
     by the Reverend Chad Walsh, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt.
     Professor of English
Commencement Address - "Mistaken Identities"
     by Miller Upton, B.B.A., M.B.A., Ph.D., LL.D., L.H.D.
     President of Beloit College, 1954-1975
Student Address
     Philinda J. Coleman - "Liberation Through Knowledge"

April 23, 1977

Invocation
     by Kenneth S. Waterman, of the Class of 1950
     Pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Janesville
Commencement Address
     by Patricia Albjerg Graham, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
     Professor of Education, Harvard University
     Dean of the Radcliffe Institute
     Trustee of Beloit College
Student Address
     Mark McCain

April 21, 1978

Invocation
     by Allan Patriquin
     Associate Professor, Department of Classical and Religious Studies
Commencement Address
     by Ernest L. Boyer
     United States Commissioner of Education
Student Address
     Jonathan Pred

May 6, 1979

Invocation
     by Allan Patriquin
     Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
Commencement Address
     by the Honorable Nancy Landon Kassebaum
     United States Senator, Kansas
Student Address
     Elizabeth Goldstein

May 11, 1980

Invocation
     by Allan Patriquin
     Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
Commencement Address
     by Betty Williams
     1977 Nobel Prize Winner
Student Address
     Leo Hylan

May 16, 1981

Invocation
     by the Reverend Doctor Allan Patriquin
     Professor of Religion
Commencement Address
     by Joan Adams Mondale
Student Address
     Sue Vetler

May 16, 1982

Invocation
     by G. Douglas Nicoll
     Professor of History
Commencement Address - "A View from the Bench"
     by the Honorable Shirley S. Abrahamson
     Justice of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Student Address
     Gabrielle DiLorenzo - "Staying Power"

May 15, 1983

Invocation
     by the Reverend G. Douglas Nicoll
     Professor of History
Commencement Address - "I've Seen the Past - and it Works"
     by the Honorable Henry S. Reuss
     Former Representative from Wisconsin, United States House of Representatives
Student Addresses
     Christopher J. Momenee - "Equipped for Truth"
     Virginia M. Newman - "Retrospect and Prospect"

May 13, 1984

Invocation
     by Hans Betz, Ph.D.
     Professor of the Divinity School and Division of the Humanities
     University of Chicago
Commencement Address - "Young Idealism"
     by Robert Coles, M.D.
     Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Humanities
     Harvard Medical School
Student Address
     Laura Kerr - "From Emma Goldman's Anarchism: An Epilogue to the Beloit Experience"

May 12, 1985

Invocation
     by the Reverend G. Douglas Nicoll, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
     Professor of History
Commencement Address - "The Noah Principle"
     by Willard C. Mackey, Jr. B.A., of the Class of 1947
     Chairman, McCann-Erickson Worldwide
Student Address
     Nancy Yasim - "We're Dancing Out of Here"

May 11, 1986

Invocation
     by the Reverend Margaret Shepherd
     Congregational United Church of Christ, Sparta, Wisconsin
Commencement Address - "On Communication and Caring"
     by James E. Duffy, B.A., of the Class of 1949
     President, Communications, ABC Broadcasting Group
Student Address
     Adrianne Marie Krstansky - "Reflections"

May 10, 1987

Invocation
     by John A. Redhead, Jr., A.B., B.D., Th.D., D.D.
     Presbyterian Pastor, Greensboro, North Carolina
Commencement Address - "Too Soon To Tell"
     by Calvin M. Trillin, B.A.
     Staff Writer, The New Yorker
Student Address
     Gary Benson - "Average Isn't Average"

May 14, 1988

Invocation
     by the Reverend J. Mark Thomas, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
     College Chaplain
Commencement Address - "Education and the Loss of Honor"
     by Garry Wills, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Litt.D.
     Henry R. Luce Professor of American Culture and Public Policy,
     Northwestern University
     Author and Political Essayist
Student Address
     Jane Norton Tyrnell - "Twelve Different Ways of Cracking a Walnut of Something to do with Madness"

May 13, 1989

Invocation
     by Marshall G. Lamberton, of the Class of 1989
Commencement Address - "Toward a Fairer Society"
     by Robert H. Atwell, B.A., M.A.
     President, American Council on Education
Student Address
     Todd A. Hansen - "Just The Questions That Matter"

May 13, 1990

Invocation
     by G. Douglas Nicoll, B.A., S.T.B., Ph.D.
     Professor of History
Commencement Address - "New Dimensions in Foreign Policy"
     by Edward J. Perkins, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
     Directory General, United States Foreign Service
Student Address
     John Swanson - "An Immoral Chat About College"

May 12, 1991

Invocation
     by Allan Armstrong-Patriquin, A.B., M.Div., Ph.D.
     Professor and Chairman of Philosophy and Religion
Commencement Address - Perspectives on a New World Order
     by the Reverend Joseph Echols Lowery, B.A., B.D., D.D., LL.D.
     President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Student Address
     Anne Roche - "We"

May 10, 1992

Invocation
     by Reverend Richard E. Hotchkin
     First Congregational Church
Commencement Address
     by Teresa Heinz
     Vice Chair of the Environmental Defense Fund
     Chair of the Howard Heinz Endowment
Student Address
     Rebecca Lowman - "1-800-KARAOKE"

May 16, 1993

Invocation
     by Father William R. Connell
     St. Jude Catholic Church
Commencement Address
     by the Honorable Les Aspin
     Secretary of Defense and Beloit College Trustee
Student Address
     John Chapman Christensen - "Monster in the Mirror"

May 15, 1994

Invocation
     by Tanvir A. Jaffrey
     Muslim Community Center of Greater Rockford
Commencement Address
     by Parker G. Marden, A.B., A.M., Ph.D.
     Dean of Beloit College
Student Address
     Eric McHenrey - "A Beloit Thing To Do"

May 14, 1995

Invocation
     by the Rev. Louise Armstrong-Patriquin, Interim Minister
     First Congregational Church, Janesville, Wisconsin
Commencement Address
     by Dr. Yuri N. Afanasyev
     Russian State University for the Humanities
     (Translator: Professor Donna S. Oliver, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
Student Addresses - "Voices of Beloit"
     Sean B. Bina
     Jodie M. Bultman
     Gaoussou M. Diarra
     Amelia G. Frame
     Mary A. Girard
     Joshua N. Rosen

May 12, 1996

Invocation
     by Rev. Philip C. Brown, B.A., M.Div., S.T.M., D.Min.
     Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Milwaukee
Commencement Address - "Stars to Steer By"
     by David McCullough, historian and biographer
Student Addresses
     Janet R. Murray
     Kirk L. Owens
     Victoria S. Selkowe

May 11, 1997

Invocation
     by Dr. Robert Parsonage, B.A., B.D., Th.M., Ph.D.
     President, Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin
Commencement Address
     by Mark D. Gearan
     Director, Peace Corps
Student Addresses
     Erin E. Fitch
     Mary C. Hughes-Greer

May 10, 1998

Invocation
     by Rev. Constance H. Stewart, Interim Co-Pastor
     United Protestant Church, Grays Lake, Illinois
     (Clergy of United Church of Christ)
Commencement Address
     by Mario G. Obledo, B.S., J.D.
     President, California Coalition of Hispanic Organizations
Student Addresses
     Christina Pope
     Kenneth Applebaum
     Bradley Shuman
     Hannah Wallach

May 16, 1999

Invocation
     by Rev. Randall Henderson
     Yelm United Methodist Church, Yelm, Washington
Commencement Address
     by Marca Bristo
     Chair, National Council on Disability
Student Address
     Joel Reamer - "The Best Years of Our Lives Are Now Over"

May 14, 2000

Invocation
     by Jimmy Creech
     Raleigh, North Carolina
Commencement Address - "The Arts in Liberal Arts"
     by Marion K. Stocking
     Emerita professor of English
Student Address
     Robert M. Alstrum Aceredo - "The Big Singalong"

May 13, 2001

Invocation
     by Rev. Lois Fritze-Tietz
     Blain United Methodist Church, Blaine, Minnesota
Commencement Address
     by George Langford
     Ernest Everett Just Professor of Natural Sciences
     Dartmouth College
Student Address
     Matthew R. Anderson

May 12, 2002

Invocation
     by Rev. Joyce M. Emery
     Presbyterian Church, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Commencement Address
     by the Honorable Russell D. Feingold
     United States Senator
Student Address - "Call Now and We'll Throw in a Free Boxed Lunch from Commons"
     Emaline Gray and Brian O'Grady

May 11, 2003

Invocation
     by Debra Mubashshir, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
     Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Commencement Address
     by Daniel T. Barry, M.D., Ph.D.
     National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Student Address - "A Collection of Memories"
     Damian G. Harrell

May 16, 2004

Invocation
     by Natalie Gummer, B.A., A.M., Ph.D.
     Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies
     Mouat Junior Prof. of International Studies
Commencement Address
     by Jim Lehrer
     Executive Editor and Anchor, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Student Address
     Sellus Bessinger
     Daniel Smith

May 15, 2005

Invocation
     by William Conover, A.B., M.Div.
     Director of Spiritual Life Program
Commencement Address - "International Justice in a Global World"
     by Belgian Senateur Alain Destexhe
Student Address
     Brian Gallagher

May 14, 2006

Invocation
     by Rev. Michael J. Ramsdail '06
Commencement Address - "In the Footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews: Exploration in a Modern World"
     by Michael J. Novacek
Student Address - "A Culmination of Observations"
     Robert J. Sjoberg III
     Scott G. Weber

May 13, 2007

Invocation
     by William Conover, A.B., M.Div.
     Director of Spiritual Life Program
Commencement Address - "America in the 21st Century"
     by Bruce Alberts, A.B., Ph.D.
Student Address
     Alexander D. Chiquoine

May 11, 2008

Invocation
     by William Conover, A.B., M.Div.
     Director of Spiritual Life Program
Commencement Address
     by Dana Gioia, B.A., M.B.A., M.A.
     Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts
Student Address
     Christopher Lowry

May 17, 2009

Invocation
     by William Conover, A.B., M.Div.
     Director of Spiritual Life Program
Commencement Address
     by James E. Doyle
     Governor, State of Wisconsin
Student Address
     Katherine Phelps

May 9, 2010

Commencement Address
     by David Axelrod
     Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
Student Address
     Eric T. Dunford

May 15, 2011

Commencement Address
     by Justice Richard J. Goldstone
Student Address
     Benjamin Pascoe

May 13, 2012

Commencement Address
     by Michael D. Young'69
Student Address - "Beloiters Beloiting Beloit"
     Ian Hedges
     Mashail Malik