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Marshals Lead the Class of 2021 With Words of Inspiration

Jun 11, 2021   |   by Bill Platt   |   Dartmouth Communications

Each year, class marshals are selected by their fellow students on the basis of good citizenship, enthusiasm, integrity, and positive impact on others. The marshals carry batons engraved with their names as they lead their classmates in the commencement procession.

This year, as Dartmouth and the world look ahead to the challenge of emerging from a global pandemic, these marshals offer words of inspiration and encouragement to their fellow members of the Class of 2021.

The 2021 marshals were invited to write a brief encapsulation of their time at Dartmouth and to answer this question:

As a marshal, it is your job to lead your class into the graduation ceremony. Given the circumstances of the past year, what is your message to rally the Dartmouth Class of 2021 on this graduation day?

Cole Andrus '20 Th'21

Hometown: Cle Elum, Wash.
Degrees: BE in mechanical engineering and Master of Engineering Management

At Dartmouth, Cole Andrus '21 was a member of the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and he was a four-year varsity track and field athlete.

"It has been an amazing five years here, and I am so excited to see how we all use our Dartmouth experiences to make an impact. Go Big Green!"

Sayuri Magnabosco '21

Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil

Major: Engineering Sciences / Biomedical Engineering

Sayuri Magnabosco '21 is co-founder of the Dartmouth Brazilian Society, vice-president of the International Students Association (ISA), treasurer for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and a King Scholar. She was an immunotherapy research assistant, writing a senior thesis on the topic, and was an advocate on campus to increase the inclusivity of international students.

"Our Dartmouth experience has been different than what everyone could have possibly envisioned. Graduating now, amidst these circumstances, gives us unusual strength to bring forth change. Let's take this opportunity to use our voices and be the leaders the world needs."

Chido Munopa Mpofu Th'21

Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe
Degree: BE in biomedical engineering

As a North Park resident fellow, wellness-trained coach, Soyeya dancer, and engineering tutor, Chido Mpofu, Thayer '21, dedicated her time to encouraging her community toward growth and holistic integration of interests.

"You will face moments of uncertainty, ones that might invoke fear. Lean into the discomfort and act anyway because courage will turn uncertainty into an opportunity. Remember to celebrate the wins, big and small, and to lift those around you as you grow as well."

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