Wellesely College 1969 commencement program

Clinton, the first student to speak at a Wellesley commencement, is not listed in the program, perhaps because the decision to include her was made so late. Introduced by Adams as "cheerful, good humored, good company, and a good friend to all of us," Clinton spoke after Brooke and took the opportunity to criticize his remarks on poverty.



SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1969



by The Reverend H. Paul Santmire, Chaplain and Lecturer in Religion
and Biblical Studies.

PSALM 136. For His mercy endureth forever.

RESPONSE (Audience standing.)

Glory be to the Fatherthe Holy Ghost As it was in
the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

ADDRESS by The Honorable Edward W. Brooke, United States Senator from

CONFERRING of degrees. Candidates for the degrees will be presented by
Fleming, Dean of the College.


HYMN, ?America the Beautiful.?

1. 0 beautiful for spacious skies, 2. 0 beautiful for pilgrim feet,
For amber waves of grain, Whose stern, impassioned stress
For purple mountain majesties A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Above the fruited plain! Across the wilderness!
America! America! America! America!
God shed His Grace on thee God mend thine every flaw,
And crown thy good with brother? Con?rm thy soul in self-control,
hood Thy liberty in law!
From sea to shining sea! Amen

Katharine Lee Bates, Class of 1880

BENEDICTION. Mr. Santmire.

RECESSIONAL. (Audience will please remain seated until the academic procession
has withdrawn.)

The ?ags on the platform are those of the countries represented by the students of
Wellestey College.