Congratulations to Macalester’s Class of 2017! Commencement ceremonies included an academic procession led by the Macalester Pipe Band, flag bearers representing 37 countries of the 63 graduating international seniors plus the U.S. and U.N. flags, faculty in academic robes, and the 518 seniors.

The Honorable Wilhelmina Wright, a United States District Court Judge for the District of Minnesota and former Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, was the 2017 Commencement speaker. Connor Valenti, a computer science major from St. Louis, Mo., was the senior class speaker. The ceremony also included remarks from Senator Amy Klobuchar.

Judge Wright received an honorary degree along with retiring faculty members Martin Gunderson ’68 and Stan Wagon.

May 15 2017

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