Welcome to a new academic year at Mount Holyoke College—marked by the spirited tradition of Convocation. There is much to celebrate today, and every day, in this dynamic community of students, faculty, and staff. At my first Convocation as acting president, I am honored to kick off the semester alongside you and amid a host of exciting changes happening all around us on campus.
From the giant mound of sand that signals the beginning of construction for our new community center to the new students who have recently arrived, and the faculty and staff members who have joined us in service to the student body, the Mount Holyoke community is a collective effort in constant evolution.
On this day of new beginnings, we are motivated by the common cause of making this College the best that it can be, and by creating opportunities for each of us, as individuals, to do our best work here.
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You can also read Sonya Stephens’s remarks from Convocation 2016 here.