More than 700 Harvard Extension School (HES) degree candidates and their guests gathered for the school’s second Convocation inside of Memorial Church this weekend. Students traveled from as far as China, Japan, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Canada, as well as from across the United States, to celebrate the event.
As guests filled the pews to the sounds of the Radcliffe Pitches before the start of the ceremony, the degree candidates assembled for a group photo on the steps of Memorial Church alongside Dean of the Division of Continuing Education Hunt Lambert, HES Dean of Academic Programs Suzanne Spreadbury Ph.D., Ed.M. ’93 and HES Dean of Students Robert Neugeboren ’83 and the event’s speakers.
An opening invocation was given by Interim Pusey Minister at the Memorial Church Professor Stephanie Paulsell who said she felt a special connection to the day’s event due to her decade’s long experience of teaching at HES.