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Order of Exercises

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Hymn and Triumphal March, from Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
“Radetzky March,” by Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804–1849)
The Smith College Orchestra, Jonathan Hirsh, Conductor

Order of the Academic Procession

College Marshals

Delegates from Academic Institutions and Learned Societies

The Smith College Faculty

The Board of Trustees of Smith College

The Platform Party

Past Presidents of Smith College

The President-Elect and the Chair of the Board

Opening of Ceremony

Robert J. Garvey, High Sheriff of Hampshire County

Musical Selection

“All You Need Is Love,” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Arranged by Clifton J. Noble, Jr.
The Smith College Campus School Chorus, Cynthia Naughton, Director
The Smith College Chorus, Joseph Baldwin, Director
The Smith College Glee Club, The Smith College Orchestra, Jonathan Hirsh, Director and Conductor


Ryūmon Hilda Gutiérrez Baldoquín Sensei, Community Religious Adviser


Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69, Chair of the Board of Trustees


Alexandra Keller, Associate Professor of Film Studies, on behalf of the faculty

Augusta Gronquist ’14, President of the Student Government Association, on behalf of the students

Halley Ofner, Chair of the Staff Council, on behalf of the staff

Kathleen Barnes Grant ’75, President of the Alumnae Association, on behalf of the alumnae

Lynn Pasquerella, President of Mount Holyoke College, on behalf of the Five College Consortium

Musical Interlude

“Smith College Alumnae Song,” by Alice Schultz Valkenburgh ’37
Arranged by Clifton J. Noble, Jr.
The Smith College Chorus and Orchestra


Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University; Lincoln Professor of History

Musical Selection

“To the New Year,” by Kate Soper, Assistant Professor of Music
Commissioned by the Smith College Board of Trustees
The Smith College Glee Club and Orchestra

Investiture of the President and Presentation of the Symbols of Office

Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69

Inaugural Address

Kathleen McCartney, Eleventh President of Smith College

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Musical Selection

“Gaudeamus Igitur”
Arranged by Clifton J. Noble, Jr.


The Reverend Jennifer Walters, Dean of Religious Life

Closing of Ceremony

Robert J. Garvey


“Coronation March,” from The Prophet, by Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1864)
“Quick March,” from Sea Songs, by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
The Smith College Orchestra

Community Reception

Following the installation, please join President McCartney and her family on Chapin Lawn for a community reception and the illumination of the campus.