Timeline for Saturday, May 25, 2013
- Students will meet at 9:00 a.m. sharp at Smith Hall
- Class portrait will occur at 9:15 a.m.
- Stone Ceremony will be at 10:00 a.m. with Commencement to follow
- A light lunch will be served in Lak Dining Hall from noon to 2:00 p.m. after Commencement.
For the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, we ask girls to wear white dresses (skirts and tops are acceptable) and boys to wear white pants, white shirts, red ties (provided by the Academy), and WMA blazers (with crest). Girls will be carrying red roses and boys will have red carnations for their lapels.
Invitations & Attendance
An invitation to Commencement is not necessary to attend, however, Commencement invitations are available in the Reception Office at Rich Hall if you would like to send to familiy and friends. Since Commencement is held outdoors in a tent, there is no limit to the number of guests you can invite.
Class of 2013 Stones
The unique tradition of the Alumni Wall was established in 1947 by members of the graduating class who wanted to leave their mark on this campus. Every year since that time, students have placed their stones on the wall just before they graduate from the Academy. Placing a stone on the Alumni Wall is an important part of becoming a WMA alumnus/a and a major part of our Commencement experience. All students in the graduating class are expected to take part in the procession and place a stone on the wall.
David P. Angel, President, Clark University, Worcester, Mass.
David P. Angel has been a member of the Clark University community since September 1987. He took office as Clark University’s ninth President in 2010. He received a B.A. at Cambridge University and his Ph.D. at UCLA. His background and training are in economic geography. He holds two academic appointments as Professor of Geography and Leo L. and Joan Kraft Laskoff Professor of Economics, Technology and the Environment. As a pioneering researcher on industrial environmentalism and clean technologies, Angel has helped steer Clark's many innovations in campus sustainability.
Angel is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including an Abe Fellowship awarded by the Center for Global Partnership in conjunction with the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies. His research includes work conducted for the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Asian Development Bank, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He has consulted widely for public and private organizations around the world. Published books include: Asia's Clean Revolution: Industry, Growth and the Environment (with Michael T. Rock, 2000, Greenleaf Publishers), Effective Environmental Regulation: Learning form Poland's Experience (with Halina Brown and Patrick Derr, 2000, Praeger Press) and Industrial Development in the Developing World (with Michael T. Rock, 2005, Oxford University Press).
Angel resides in Worcester with his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy, and two children.