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Monday, May eighteenth, One-thirty o’clock

Presentation of degree candidates South Lawn, Columbia University

Order of Ceremony The audience is asked to remain seated during the academic procession and throughout the program. Still and video photographers are present and will photograph each student.

processional Opening of the ceremony Debora L. Spar, President, Barnard College Greeting from the Board of trustees Anna Quindlen, ’74, Chair Greeting from the Senior Class Jamie K. Prem, President Greeting from the faculty Elizabeth S. Boylan, Provost and Dean of the Faculty Greeting from the Student Government Association Sarah G. Besnoff, President Presentation of the frank gilbert bryson prize President Spar Presentation of the Senior Gift Kathleen H. Goble, Class of 2009 Chair, The Senior Fund Academic Reflections Sarah R. Nager Barnard medal of distinction Kay C. Murray presented by Banna E. Girmay, ’09 Indra K. Nooyi presented by Jolyne Caruso-FitzGerald, ’81 Irene Winter presented by Nancy Worman Hillary R. Clinton presented by President Spar Address Hillary R. Clinton Presentation of Degree candidates Dorothy S. Denburg, ’70, Dean of the College Response to the candidates President Spar Alma mater Bacchantae Recessional Refreshments will be served following the ceremony, on the Barnard campus. (See enclosure.)

Barnard medal of Distinction recipients 2009 Kay Crawford Murray In 2002, Kay Crawford Murray retired as general counsel to the New York City Department of Juvenile Justice, the position she had held since the establishment of the agency in 1979. For her legal work in the public sector, Murray has received several honors from government agencies and bar associations. Among her most cherished awards are those from chapters of the Black Law Students Association of Columbia and Fordham for supporting and enriching the growth and development of their members. She and her late husband, Archibald R. Murray, Esq., were honored with the Servant of Justice Award of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Murray’s participation in bar associations has been extensive. She has served on committees of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the New York City Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA). Issues of special concern to women have long been an area of Murray’s interest. She is a former chair of the Women’s Rights Committee of NYCLA and of the NYSBA Committee on Women in the Law, from which she received the Edith I. Spivack (Barnard ’29) Award. She was also the inaugural recipient of the committee’s Kay Crawford Murray Award. Currently Murray is treasurer of Morningside Retirement and Health Services, Inc., a program serving the Morningside Gardens community where she has resided for more than 40 years. Murray received her undergraduate degree from Bennington College, where she has served as a trustee. A graduate of Columbia University School of Law, she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, president of the Alumni Association, and recipient of the Lawrence A. Wien Prize for Social Responsibility.

INDRA K. NOOYI As chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi leads one of the world’s largest convenient food and beverage companies, with 2008 annual revenues of more than $43 billion. The company employs some 198,000 people worldwide, and its products are sold in approximately 200 countries. Its principal businesses include Frito-Lay snacks, PepsiCola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. PepsiCo’s commitment to sustainable growth, defined by Mrs. Nooyi as Performance with Purpose, is focused on generating healthy financial returns while giving back to communities the company serves. Performance with Purpose includes offering foods and beverages that responsibly provide nourishment to people and societies; minimizing the company’s impact on the environment; and creating a diverse and inclusive culture that attracts, develops

and retains the most talented people. PepsiCo is listed on the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index and Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Mrs. Nooyi serves as a member of the boards of the International Rescue Committee, Catalyst and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. She is a Successor Fellow of the Yale Corporation and member of the Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships, and she serves as chairman of the U.S.-India Business Council. She holds a BS from Madras Christian College, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Calcutta and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. Mrs. Nooyi is married and has two daughters.

Irene Winter Born in New York City, Irene Winter received her AB in anthropology from Barnard College (1960), her MA in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago (1967), and her PhD from Columbia University in the history of art and archaeology (1973). She is presently Boardman Professor of Fine Arts at Harvard University, where she has served on the faculty since 1988, and as department chair from 1993-6. In 1996-7 she was Slade Professor at Cambridge University; and in 2005 presented the Andrew H. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts at the National Gallery in Washington DC. Professor Winter has participated in archaeological excavations at Godin Tepe and Hasanlu, Iran. Her awards include the MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship (1983-8), the Olivia James Travel Grant of the Archaeological Institute of America, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999, and was a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2003-4. She has served on the board of the College Art Association, several editorial boards, and the academic committee of the International Congresses on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. She has also been a member of the Iraq Task Force of the Archaeological Institute of America. Winter’s principal work is on the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East, including over 75 articles, reviews, and edited volumes on topics ranging from ivory carving, royal sculpture, and cylinder seals to the trafficking of antiquities on the illicit market. She is presently completing a book based upon her Mellon lectures, to be called Visual Affect: Aesthetic Experience and Ancient Mesopotamia.

medalists continued

2009 medalist and speaker

Hillary Clinton On January 21, 2009, Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States. Secretary Clinton joined the State Department after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and senator. Secretary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois, on October 26, 1947. She attended local public schools before graduating from Wellesley College and Yale Law School, where she met Bill Clinton. In 1974, Secretary Clinton moved to Arkansas, married Bill Clinton a year later, and became a successful attorney while also raising their daughter, Chelsea. During her 12 years as First Lady of the State of Arkansas, she was chairwoman of the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and served on the boards of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Defense Fund. In 1992, Governor Clinton was elected President of the United States, and as First Lady, Hillary Clinton became an advocate of health-care reform and worked on many issues relating to children and families. She led successful bipartisan efforts to improve the adoption and foster-care systems, reduce teen pregnancy, and provide health care to millions of children through the Children’s Health Insurance Program. With Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Clinton worked to launch the government’s Vital Voices Democracy Initiative. In 2000, Hillary Clinton made history as the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate, and the first woman elected statewide in New York. In the Senate, she served on the Armed Services Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Budget Committee and the Select Committee on Aging. As a senator, Clinton worked across party lines to build support for causes important to her constituents and the country, including the expansion of economic opportunity and access to quality, affordable health care. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, she was a strong advocate for funding the rebuilding of New York and the health concerns of the first responders who risked their lives working at Ground Zero. She also championed the cause of our nation’s military and fought for better health care and benefits for wounded service members, veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserves. In 2006, Senator Clinton won reelection to the Senate, and in 2007 she began her historic campaign for president. In 2008, she campaigned for the election of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and in November, she was nominated by President-elect Obama to be Secretary of State. Secretary Clinton is the author of best-selling books, including her memoir, Living History, and her groundbreaking book on children, It Takes A Village. She and President Clinton reside in New York.

graduating Class of 2009 AFRICANA STUDIES

‡ Grace Akinrinade [ENGLISH] Amy Blumberg Renée Brutus Arusha DePeiza Saldenha Taylor Johnson Randie Welles Chelsea Whittaker



Theo Balcomb Sloane Bratter Mia Brett Samantha Carlin Alice Chin ◆ Kathleen Comerford Ellissa Corwin Anne Epstein Allison Farer Brittany Fishman Melissa Goldberg Lee Havlicek § Laura Herron Anna Kessler Debbie Kim Brett Ashley Longoria Nicole Matthews Lauren Reynolds Kate Stahl Yael Steiner Emma Thorne Erica Wolf


Alexandra Biss Sima Blank ‡ Emily Bock [DANCE] Bidita Choudhury Whitaker Cohen Leigh Davidson Darya Deker Florence Durney Perri Goldstein Marian Hogan Lea Howe Amy Johnson Sumaiya Khalique

Deborah Ma Elizabeth Macaluso Annie Malcolm ■ Sarah Merker ‡ Jacqueline Monet [ENGLISH] Christina Perry ◆ Sarah Rookwood Nora Schaffer Michelle Shevin Celine Sparrow § Cassandra Spodak § Jennifer Thum ‡ Hallie Wells [COMPARATIVE LITERATURE (English/ French)]

ANTHROPOLOGYHUMAN RIGHTS STUDIES Elizabeth Landesberg Brittany Pavon Suriel



Stacey Berman Christine Bevilacqua Sarah Cappleman Carina Covella Rose Eason Franci Elkins Yael Fachler Alessandra Gregg Miriam Grunfeld Alexis Henderson Jessica Hong Marlene Jobe Maria Lokke Jamie Mack Sidnie Margolies Ucheena Mathurin Amanda Pascal Jessica Poon Ashley Racine ‡ Mara Richard [POLITICAL SCIENCE] Lauren Seideman Caroline Spencer Katherine Steffey-Bernstein Krista Suh ■ Jaymie Testa Alexandra Tubio-Cid

§ Zara Chaudary



Aanya Chugh Alana Goldweit • Hannah Hunt Margaret Kelly Callie Key § ‡ Asiya Khaki [ASIAN & MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES] ‡ Anastasia Kostrominova [MUSIC] Kate Reggev § Sarah Richmond Sharline Rodriguez Alison Von Glinow


Marnina Koschitzky Grace Robinson-Leo Elizabeth Sinnreich


‡ Kathryn Azcuy [ENGLISH] Alexandra Ben-Gurion Milano Chowkwanyun Abigail Cohen Jessica Cohen Cibyl Delaire ‡ Katherine Domash [HISTORY] Enrica Ferrero • Elizabeth Fraser Jean Kim Melanie Kress Stephanie Kurz Lauren Matthews Jenny McCormick Sophia Moreno-Bunge Emma Rotenberg Katherine Ryan Ashley Smith ‡ Christina Sok [ENGLISH] •• Marlena Sonn Emily Stein


‡ Nida Ahmed [ECONOMICS] • Miel Franco Kimberly Go Jaime Goldman § ‡ Asiya Khaki [ARCHITECTURE] Thao Le Deborah Li Rachael McGuinness ‡ Jane Mikkelson [RUSSIAN] Arielle Siboni Kathryn Woolard Nancy Xu

Clodette Sabatelle ‡ Samantha Schwab [THEATRE] Ilana Siskind Jena Song Alyssa Taussig Ashley Wells Cho Yi Wong Melinda Zhu

Nicole Altorelli

Rachel Borgen Christine Conwell Allyn Ginns Katiuska Lopez Katie Moore Amiell-Alyxandra Parker Christine Schantz Naomi Schoenfeld Ilene Spitzer Cindy Truong




Shenjuti Chowdhury Michele Guide Xiao Yu Mo Alexandra Roudenko Erica Shapiro

BIOCHEMISTRY Simran Buttar Nathalie Celcis Monnica Chan Evelyne Goné Jennifer Schloss Leena Taneja


Khadeejah Bari Naila Campbell Jennifer Cheung Samantha Conniff Brianna D’Orazio Sarah Federman Susanna Franks Jade Gieseke Anna Gilman Debora Goldschmiedt Stephanie Grunberg Kristine Hassan Lauren Holloway Angela Holuba Tracy Huynh Nisha Jain Anna Lee Honah Liles Janice Liu Abigail Lorah Ann Lu ‡ Zhuoxi Lu [PSYCHOLOGY] Ki Lee Mak Mia Mattioli Kali McKee Brianna McTeague Alanna Munzenmaier Melissa Murabito Claire Noonan Mary Penticoff Joyce Pieretti Zena Pinnella Simone Reisman Kacie Rice


Jacqueline Kazarian (Latin)



Alexandra Boggs (French/Spanish) Helen Cespedes (French/Italian) Maeve Conneighton (English/French) Tiara Francis (English/French) Timea Krishok (Dutch/French) Megan Pedersen (English/French) Erica Seldin (English/Spanish) ‡ Hallie Wells (English/French) [ANTHROPOLOGY]


‡‡ Camille Avestruz [MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS] Jessica Bacon Julia Bakshi ◆ Emily Bickford ‡ Julia Bloch [RELIGION] ‡ Emily Bock [ANTHROPOLOGY] §‡ Kelly Rodal [GERMAN] ‡ Hadley Smith [SOCIOLOGY] ‡ Leda Ward [SOCIOLOGY] ‡ Tara Willis [ENGLISH (Writing)]

Nadia Ahmed ‡ Nida Ahmed [ASIAN & MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES] Kathryn Altomonte Delia Bachankaeva § Hema Bajaj Kseniya Barkova ‡ Kimberly Bencivenga [POLITICAL SCIENCE] Ruchi Bhargava Maxine Botesazan Chelsea Burger Sarah Burns Linda Carrión ‡ Yuliya Chekmarova [POLITICAL SCIENCE] Jamie D’Amico Elizabeth DeMarco Neha Dhindsa Lydia Doll § Brittney Field Nicole Galpern ‡ Christina Gemdjian [HISTORY] ‡ Banna Girmay [PSYCHOLOGY] JoAnna Goldberg Brenda Gomez Feryal Hirji Adrianne Ho Genia Iartchouk Eleanor Kam Anita Khalili • Sarah Levin Joanne Lin • Ayla Matthews ‡ Katharine McCully [FRENCH] Melanie Michel Shristi Mittal Stephanie Murillo § Dena Nachman Ayumi Ode Modupe Olaye Caroline Ott Alexandra Perl ‡ Yekaterina Pertsovskaya [MATHEMATICS] § Jamie Prem Monica Qua Hiansen Moriah Rabin

Allison Russo

• Sabrina Schaffer

Lilita Shabazian ‡ Sheila Shah [POLITICAL SCIENCE] Naveen Shaikh Victoria Shirley Katherine Vucelic § Ashley Walls Yi Li Ally Wang Michele Yeung


Varna Anantharaman Rivkah Carl • Na Chen Jessica Lieberman Sophia Litschwartz Kimberly Sam ‡ Elizaveta Volkova [PHYSICS]


• Adinah Katz


‡ Grace Akinrinade [AFRICANA STUDIES] Jasmin Alagheband ‡ Kathryn Azcuy [ART HISTORY (Visual Arts)] Andrea Bachofen ‡ Abby Bernstein [MUSIC] Meghna Bhattacharjee • Christina Black Erin Byrne Tamara Clarke Aviva Erlich ‡ Andre Feigler [FRENCH] Tierney Flaherty Sulagna Ghosh Lauren Glover Marlena Hall Lauren Hee Britain Hopkins Janet Hwang Caitlyn Iovanni § Emily Kan § Hannah Kass ◆ Dana Kim Alice Krim Amanda Lanceter Alexandra Loizzo Amanda MacLellan Calla Mapel Abigail Marcus Rebecca Marcyes Julia Martinez

Irene Mendez Ariel Merrick ‡ Jacqueline Monet [ANTHROPOLOGY] Lani Oshima Ellen Potenza Hillary Schneller • Jessica Schneller Holly Sharpless Glenda Smiley Elizabeth Smith ‡ Christina Sok [ART HISTORY (Visual Arts)] Charlotte Steinhardt Mercedes Tahir Stephanie Turner § Nicole Velázquez Sarah Warren Cody Widdes Julie Yang



‡ Tara Willis [DANCE] • Hannah Zweig

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Ekaterina Alexandrova Sarah Bartges Alison Powell Larhondé Sealey Caroline Silver



Caroline Billet Victoria Chin Michelle Fan Sara Fisher Hilary Gish Caitlyn Greve Sarah Rapp ‡ Emily Rauber [PSYCHOLOGY] Sofia Romero


Jessica Lowry

ENGLISH (FILM STUDIES) Samantha Racanelli Amanda Rothman Maya Rudolph Andrea Sper Vanessa Varous Genevieve Waltcher


Colleen Dunning Cecilia Magnusson § Juliette Pinsky


‡ Andre Feigler [ENGLISH] § Elise Franklin Julia Heifets Gloria Makino ‡ Katharine McCully [ECONOMICS]

Rachel Ely Christine McKeon



Carly Blitz Francesca Giacco Anina Hewey Celina Kelly Ria Mar-Fan Kathleen McNamara Olivia Rosane Amy Saul-Zerby Elana Seplow Dakota Straub Cecilia Vinesse

Leilah Mooney


§ ‡ Kelly Rodal [DANCE] ‡ Anna Surbatovich [PHILOSOPHY]


Anabel Aponte Allison Arias § Virginia Barton

Molly Black Merlyn Brownell • Nina Cohen § Madeleine Desmond § Alyssa DeSocio Sarah Dickerson ‡ Katherine Domash [ART HISTORY (Visual Arts)] Heather Fields Leah Forman Jennifer Franich Ava Friedmann Lydia Gay ‡ Christina Gemdjian [ECONOMICS] ◆ Payal Kapadia • Dena Katz Miriam Laytner Sara Lombardi § Nora MacDonald • Jamie McTavish Perez Margaret Mendenhall Yasmine Meyer Radha Mohan Marianne Nagawiecki Jessica Pepe Bethany Schaid Margot Schloss Laura Schreiber Eleanore Silverberg Odelia Simon ◆ Marina Smith Rachel Wagner Gabrielle Wolf Emily Wright



‡‡ Camille Avestruz [DANCE, PHYSICS] ◆ Jessica Lee ‡ Yekaterina Pertsovskaya [ECONOMICS] Olga Turanova


§ Elesse Eddy Marina Evans ■ Rachel Hilker ‡ Anastasia Kostrominova [ARCHITECTURE] ‡ Susanna Mendlow [PSYCHOLOGY] Eva Peskin ■ Jenny Rosenbaum ‡ Amy Stetten [PHYSICS] Elaine Yeung

‡‡ Camille Avestruz [DANCE, MATHEMATICS] ‡ Amy Stetten [MUSIC] ‡ Elizaveta Volkova [ECONOMICS & MATHEMATICS]



Sara Mangiapane


§ Shalini Agrawal ‡ Abby Bernstein [ENGLISH]

Mollie Van Gordon

Courtney Wong


Alexandra Aaronson Caren Abitbol Shaunte Baboumian Priya Bhardwaj Irene Chen Akansha Chhabra Rebecca Cook Sarah DeWitt Noelle Dziedzic Nicole Economou Carmen Gennarini § Kathleen Goble Erin Guilbert Laura Hedli Christine Lee Caitlin Martin Nancy Nguyen Justine Ordinario Saranya Purushothaman Jessica Romano Sonia Sethi Aqsa Shakoor Saira Siddiqui Mary Elizabeth Smith Heather Spain Emma Steinberg Katerina Tagaras Tina Tong Suchita Varhade Allison Villacis Hannah Wasserman Elina Zakin

Elizabeth Wilson




Rebecca Farber Laura Jones Anna Parnes ‡ Anna Surbatovich [GERMAN] Genni Yaniv ■


Naureen Akhter

Myriam Alexander-Kearns ‡ Kimberly Bencivenga [ECONOMICS] § Sarah Besnoff Malynda Bordes Nadia Bulkin Katherine Chapman ‡ Yuliya Chekmarova [ECONOMICS] Jennise Daley Alexandra Evans Jenika Ferretti-Gallon Claudia Gutierrez § Carly Katz Jenny Kim Madeline Kolbe-Saltzman Elizabeth Kraushar Abigael Mahony Valerie Mills § Maria Luiza Morad Sarah Morgan Amanda Murphy Sujean Park Katherine Pynoos Paola Ramos Jessica Reinis ‡ Mara Richard [ART HISTORY] Caroline Rosenbaum Elyse Ross ◆ Paulina Salem ‡ Sheila Shah [ECONOMICS] Aleksandra Smyslova Samantha Song Alexandra Sukalo Yoely Tavarez • Inga Thiessen Sophia Tsirbas Clair Tustin ■ Rachel Weinberger

POLITICAL SCIENCE-HUMAN RIGHTS STUDIES Juliane Corman Carolina de Lyrot Ariella Deutsch Maura Finn

Clare Garvie Kristin Gualano Karyn Heavenrich Noga Malkin Elizabeth Norris


Nida Alvi Danielle Auriemma § Kateri Benjamin Caitlin Bonanno Ayelet Boussi ‡ Shelby Boyle [SPANISH & LATIN AMERICAN CULTURES] Catherine Calhoun Kira Carter Megan Cummings Laura Dimon Courtney Duncan Brittany Edwards Abby Eserner Laura Fuchs Alessandra Garcia ◆ Angel Geeng ‡ Banna Girmay [ECONOMICS] ■ Elena Graff ◆ Claire Halberstadt Risa Hoshino Monica Ierardo Kiana Jannesari Laura Kenkel Monique Kim Sami Klebanoff Doroteia Koparanova Aviva Kravitz Vanessa LaBode ‡ Justine Lai [SOCIOLOGY] Katherine Lam Amelia Linn ‡ Zhuoxi Lu [BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES] § Julie Malyn Anna Mechling Jazlyn Mena ‡ Susanna Mendlow [MUSIC] Sydney Mescher ‡ Sarah Nager [WOMEN’S STUDIES] Marissa Nardi • Michelle Pelcovitz Rebecca Rapoport ■ Julie Rappoport ‡ Emily Rauber [FILM STUDIES] Elizabeth Rivera Ashley Sandvoss Shireen Saxena Lisa Shainberg Jenna Slutsky Rosara Torrisi ‡ Anne Viksman [WOMEN’S STUDIES]


• Ariel Wagner

Yael Weisfogel Natalie Wittlin

Stephanie Zúñiga



• Leah Rekhter



Dania Ahmed ‡ Julia Bloch [DANCE] Shae Cali Jennifer Feierman Jessica Miller Leslie Skalak Ruth Weiss Tina Wexler Shira Wisotsky





§ Allegra Panetto


Ayla Arif Lauren Carll § Anays Diaz Sara Draper-Zivetz Samantha Giordano Christina Gordon ‡ Justine Lai [PSYCHOLOGY] Annie Lee ◆ Zoë Lewin Shari Lichter Isabelle Mills-Tannenbaum ◆ Priscilla Nuñez ‡ Hadley Smith [DANCE] Aleen Tovmasian ‡ Leda Ward [DANCE] Robin Yang

‡ Shelby Boyle [PSYCHOLOGY] Sarah Chang Anerdis Grullón Elizabeth Hewitt Lia Hulit Ellen Lacey Anna Morgan Avigail Oren Lucía Roibal


Natalie Glick Sarah Hartmann Stephanie Lane Jennifer Lerche • Keena McDonald ‡ Samantha Schwab [BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES] Cynthia Sleight Jill Usdan ◆ Rebecca Versaci


Adriana Akers (Sociology) Shana Attas (Political Science) Erin Axelrod (History) Hazel Balaban (Architecture & Urban Planning) § ■ Robin Broder (Environmental Science) Tess Brustein (Anthropology) Carol Caceres (Sociology) Anna Collura (Political Science) Ana Cruz (Sociology) Alexandra Demshock (History) Leda DeRosa (Political Science) Lelanie Foster (Sociology) Amy Frost (Anthropology) ■ Simone Gore (Sociology) Aja Hazelhoff (Environmental Science)

Kelsey Ingram (Sociology) • Vanessa Johnson (Education) Rose Karon (Economics) ◆ Eunice Ko (Education) Alana Krivo-Kaufman (Architecture) Sandra Lo (Political Science) Katharine Magiera (Economics) Margaret Marron (Architecture) Meylin Mota (Environmental Science) Farah Rahaman (Political Science) Mariah Samost (Economics) Rachel Silberstein (History) ■ ◆ Shoshana Sprague (Education) Anisha Steephen (History) Whitney Yax (Sociology)


Alexis Braverman Dana Cohen Suzanna Denison Julia Garro § Saffiyah Madraswala Lucy Moe ‡ Sarah Nager [PSYCHOLOGY] Rachel Rosenfelt ‡ Anne Viksman [PSYCHOLOGY] § Amreen Vora


SYMBOLS ‡ Double Major ‡‡ Triple Major § Senior Marshal ◆ ■

Certified New York State Teacher Jewish Theological Seminary Double Degree Program

• Completed the requirements for the degree in February 2009

•• Completed the requirements

for the degree in October 2008

Alma mater

“College on the Hilltop” There’s a college on a hilltop That’s very dear to me, And a certain group of students With ties of comrad’rie. So we’ll sing to dear old Barnard, And loyal be and true, As we show to coming classes How we love the white and blue. When the day has come for parting And college days are o’er. There will always be a fondness For the good old days of yore. And we’ll sing to dear old Barnard As in memory we see The college on the hilltop Where our classmates used to be. – May Appleton Parker, 1904

Past barnard medalists

1977 Joan S. Mondale

Rev. James Parks Morton Ellen Stewart

Charlayne Hunter-Gault Ruth Prawer Jhabvala




Samuel R. Milbank Richard Rodgers Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger ’14 Rosalyn S. Yalow

Augusta Souza Kappner ’66 Ntozake Shange ’70 Maxine Singer

Mary Lowe Good Joan Ganz Cooney David A. Kessler



Joan Kaplan Davidson Eugene M. Lang Bernice Segal (posthumous) Lottie L. Taylor-Jones


Adelyn Dohme Breeskin Helen Gahagan Douglas ’24 Eleanor Thomas Elliott ’48 William A. Marsteller Toni Morrison Francis T.P. Plimpton

1980 Dorothy I. Height Julius S. Held Mary Dublin Keyserlng ’30 Margaret S. Mahler Alan Pifer Henriette H. Swope ’25

1981 Robert L. Hoguet Elizabeth Hall Janeway ’35 Beverly Sills

1982 Carol Bellamy Raymond J. Saulnier Twyla Tharp ’63

1983 Mario M. Cuomo Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Mirra Komarovsky ’26

1984 Arthur G. Altschul Annette K. Baxter ’47 (posthumous) Joseph G. Brennan Anna Hill Johnstone ’34


1990 Jacqueline K. Barton ’74 Robert L. Bernstein Jean Blackwell Hutson ’35 Julie V. Marsteller ’69

1991 Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum ’50 Tisa Chang ’63 Mamphela Alette Ramphele


2001 Morris Dees Maxine Greene ’38 Susan Hendrickson Bernice Johnson Reagon



Arthur Ashe (posthumous) Elizabeth B. Davis, M.D. ’41 Helene L. Kaplan ’53 Bette Bao Lord Cyrus R. Vance

1994 Walter Cronkite Ellen V. Futter ’71 Barbara S. Miller ’62 (posthumous) Arthur Mitchell Sheila E. Widnall




Judith S. Kaye ’58 Sally Falk Moore ’43

Doris Kearns Goodwin Hanna Holborn Gray Annie Leibovitz Kathie L. Olsen


Madeleine K. Albright Rosemary Park Anastos Derek Bok Sissela Bok



Ingrith Deyrup-Olsen ’40 Fred W. Friendly Millicent McIntosh Frank Stella

Marian Wright Edelman S. Dillon Ripley Elizabeth Man Sarcka ’17 A. Bartlett Giamatti Frances Lehman Loeb Helen M. Ranney ’41

Zoe Caldwell Abby Joseph Cohen Esther Dyson William Golden

Rita R. Colwell Kitty Carlisle Hart Maya Lin Dame Anne Warburton ’46

1997 Sarah Brady Merce Cunningham

Barbara Novak Alice M. Rivlin Harold Varmus Susan Band Horwitz Judith Miller Martha Nussbaum

2004 Sylvia A. Earle Louise Glück

2005 Carla D. Hayden Amartya K. Sen

2006 Audra McDonald Linda Greenhouse

2007 Joan Didion Nicholas D. Kristof Mary Patterson McPherson Muriel Petioni Anna Deavere Smith

2008 Thelma C. Davidson Adair Billie Jean King David Remnick Michael R. Bloomberg

Barnard college

For 120 years, Barnard College has been a leader in higher education for women. From an original group of 36 students and six faculty members in 1889, Barnard has grown to its present size of 2,359 students and a faculty of 340. Approximately 59 percent of the full-time faculty are women. Barnard provides a superb liberal arts program for undergraduates offering the unparalleled advantages of an outstanding residential college in partnership with a major research university. It enjoys a reputation for excellence and a stimulating synergy with New York City. With an outstanding faculty and student body and thousands of distinguished alumnae, it embodies an inspiring spirit of accomplishment. Barnard graduates have long been known for their outstanding achievements in the arts, business, medicine, law and public service. They include such accomplished women as anthropologist Margaret Mead, writers Zora Neale Hurston and Mary Gordon, choreographer Twyla Tharp, chemist Jacqueline K. Barton, and seven Pulitzer Prize winners including Natalie Angier, Jhumpa Lahiri, Eileen McNamara and Anna Quindlen. As a small, independent liberal arts college in partnership with Columbia University, Barnard adheres to a fundamental commitment to excellence that has long been its hallmark. The College maintains its own faculty, curriculum, student body, administration, board of trustees, endowment, operating budget, and campus, yet Barnard and Columbia students and faculty participate in the activities of both institutions through cross-registration and the joint use of facilities. While Barnard’s faculty upholds the rigorous standards of scholarship and the advancement of human knowledge most traditionally associated with major research universities, they also place a high value on undergraduate teaching and academic counseling. As the College’s mission statement notes, “By setting rigorous academic standards and giving students the support they need to meet those standards, Barnard enables them to discover their own capabilities. Living and learning in this unique environment, Barnard students become agile, resilient, responsible, and creative, prepared to lead and serve their society.”

Barnard College Commencement 2009  

Monday, May eighteenth, One-thirty o’clock Pre sentat ion of degree candidates South Lawn, Columbia University

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