Actress and playwright Danai Gurira ’01 joined Gary D. Hines ‘74, music director and producer of the three-time Grammy award-winning Sounds of Blackness, as the 2016 Commencement speakers at Macalester College on May 14. Karintha Lowe, of Boston, Massachusetts, was the senior class speaker and her speech was titled, “The Patterns We Find, The Paths We Form.” Lowe was an English (Literature) major, with minors in Chinese and Media Studies.

This year’s honorary degree recipients are retiring faculty member Sung Kyu Kim and Danai Gurira ’01.

Commencement ceremonies included an academic procession led by the Macalester Pipe Band, flag bearers representing 39 countries of the 65 graduating international seniors plus the U.S. and U.N. flags, faculty in academic robes and the 491 seniors.

May 16 2016

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