Countdown to Commencement
We look forward to welcoming family & friends to campus!
Formal invitations are mailed out in late March to addresses provided from our graduating seniors.
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5:30 pm Senior Dinner at Cedar Cottage – Sterling College faculty and staff celebrate the graduating seniors with a special dinner
2:00 pm – Commencement Rehearsal
4:00 pm – Family Reception at Cedar Cottage
5:30 pm – Family Dinner in Dunbar Dining Hall* (Limit of 4 guests per graduate)
6:30 pm – Ice Cream Social & Music at Dunbar Dining Hall Lawn
10:00 am – Brunch in Dunbar Dining Hall
1:00 pm – Commencement Ceremony in Houston House Gardens
2:00 pm – Welcome Graduate Reception in the Shelton-Flynn Gardens
*RSVP required by April 19, 2019. Please email Micki Martin with the number of guests at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please see our accommodations page for local lodging recommendations.
Bio: An icon worldwide for the ecological revolution and a leader of the alter-globalization movement, Vandana Shiva has made teaching by example the basis of her work. Walking the back roads of India alone in the late 1980s in search of traditional seeds threatened by industrial agriculture, she returned leading a procession
of 500,000 demonstrators – farmers and activists – and with a network of 120 seed banks in place. Her initiatives have borne fruit on five continents and her legal proceedings against multinational corporations have earned her numerous awards, including the Right Livelihood Award – known as the “alternative Nobel prize”. Wrapped in her timeless sari of artisanal cotton, she calls upon each of us to become that “little nobody” who can reverse current trends.
It is a tradition at Sterling to put together “gift bags” for all of our graduating seniors, filled with mementos and reminders of their time at the College. We give the graduates these Sterling College tote bags after the commencement ceremony, when they have their diplomas in hand and are celebrating with their families and friends.
We would like to offer you an opportunity to add an item to your graduate’s gift bag: a diploma frame engraved with the Sterling College logo. For a donation of $50 to the Sterling Fund, we will put a diploma frame and a personalized note in your graduate’s gift bag. This eco-friendly frame is ready to display the baccalaureate degree your graduate worked so hard to earn.