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Graduate Studies Holds Its First Investiture Ceremony

Jun 09, 2015   |   Dartmouth Now

This year’s Investiture Ceremony, at 3:00pm on June 13, will be the first in the history of the Office of Graduate Studies.

"Over the years graduate students have expressed an interest in a ceremony that celebrates and recognizes the accomplishments of the Dartmouth graduate community," says F. Jon Kull, dean of Graduate Studies and the Rodgers Professor of Chemistry. "The implementation of the Investiture Ceremony offers students just that, as well as opportunities not available at Commencement such as hooding by advisers and the receipt of graduate-specific awards. We are very excited about this new occasion to come together as a community."

Dartmouth PhDs at Commencement
PhD students show off their diplomas during the 2014 Commencement ceremony. (Photo by Eli Burakian ’00)

Invited to participate in the ceremony are 330 graduate students, including 85 recipients of PhD awards (including 12 from Thayer School of Engineering), 99 recipients of a Master of Science (including eight from Thayer), 42 recipients of a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, 13 recipients of a Master of Arts, in addition to 40 recipients of a Master of Public Health from the Geisel School of Medicine and 51 recipients of a Master of Engineering Management from Thayer.

The graduating class of 2015 represents 27 countries, including the United States, Tanzania, Uruguay, and India.

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