In a few days, I will walk across the stage of Gettell Amphitheater to receive my degree. Soon after, I will navigate life as a young alumna in Amman, Jordan. To think that for an unspecified amount of time I won’t be at Mount Holyoke, with its shimmering lakes and whispering trees and majestic buildings, is daunting.
In choosing to come to Mount Holyoke, I was expecting to encounter incredible experiences. I don’t think I ever anticipated such life-changing ones.
More than 600 graduates and certificate recipients. One amphitheater full of family, friends, faculty, and staff. A momentous weekend of celebration and camaraderie. Moving forward and reflecting back. Inspiration to listen, join, and lead. An invitation to dare to make the make the world a better, brighter place.
There is no way to do this without you. We need psychologists, chemists, philosophers, musicians, poets, librarians, programmers. We need all of you. We need to disrupt and rebuild this world.
—Joia Mukherjee, keynote speech
Bravery. Activism. Solidarity. Truth-telling.
Check out the videos and social posts below. (Missed the wrap-up story? Read it here.)