Join Lawrence University for our 173rd Commencement on Sunday, June 12, 2022.


Crown Imperial
William Walton (1902–1983)

Performed by the Lawrence University Graduation Band
Andrew Mast, Conductor, Kimberly-Clark Professor of Music and Director of Bands

Procession of Faculty & Students

Julie McQuinn, Faculty Marshal and Associate Professor of Music

Land Acknowledgement

Taneya Garcia '22


Cory Nettles ’92, Chair, Board of Trustees

Presentation of 2022 Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship or Creative Activity

Catherine G. Kodat, Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Conferring of Honorary Degrees–Retiring Faculty Members

President Laurie A. Carter

Paul Cohen, Master of Arts
Patricia Hamar Boldt Professor of Liberal Studies and Professor of History

Jeffrey Collett, Master of Arts
Associate Professor of Physics

Peter Gilbert, Master of Arts
Alice G. Chapman Director of the Seeley G. Mudd Library

Eilene Hoft-March, Master of Arts
Milwaukee-Downer College and College Endowment Association Professor of Liberal Studies and Professor of French

Brent Peterson, Master of Arts
Professor of German

Class of 2022 Senior Speaker

Jessica Toncler '22

Conferring of Honorary Degree

President Carter to Anthony Mackie, Doctor of Humane Letters

Remarks to the Graduating Class

Anthony Mackie

Conferring of Degrees in Course

Bachelor of Music Arts
President Carter and Brian Pertl '86, Dean of the Conservatory 

Bachelor of Music
President Carter and Dean Pertl 
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Music
President Carter, Provost Kodat, and Dean Pertl

Bachelor of Arts
President Carter and Provost Kodat

President’s Remarks

President Carter

Closing Words

Linda Morgan-Clement, Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual & Religious Life and Chaplain to the University 


Procession of the Nobles
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844–1908)

Performed by the Lawrence University Graduation Band

Recession of Faculty and Graduates

Please remain standing if able until the close of the recessional.