Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:30 a.m., Armstrong Quad
“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you can see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” — Class of 2013 motto, from "Piano Player" by Kurt Vonnegut
Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. In addition to being the recipient of a Colorado College honorary degree in 1999, Edelman completed her undergraduate degree at Spelman College and went on to graduate from Yale Law School in 1963. Originally from Bennettsville, S.C., Edelman began practicing law in 1964 when she became the first African-American woman to be admitted to the Mississippi Bar. Before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1968 to serve as counsel for the Poor People’s Campaign that Martin Luther King, Jr. began organizing before his death, Edelman directed the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund office in Jackson, Miss.
Professor Neel began teaching at Colorado College in 1980 and during her time here has had a significant impact on the Colorado College community. As one of the students who nominated Carol wrote, “There is no other faculty member that I believe better represents the spirit of Colorado College than Professor Carol Neel. I have taken a class with her every year I've been at CC and she has shaped me not only as a student, but also helped me grow into the person that I am today."
John Samuel Brody
Senior Class Speaker
John Samuel Brody, known as Sam, is from Columbus, Ohio and is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. In his time at Colorado College, he participated in various on-campus groups, including the student government, captain of the club baseball team, and designing lines of clothing for the annual fashion show. Sam is recognized around CC for the apparel business he began during his sophomore year. Sam is exploring opportunities in Denver.
Congratulations to our graduating seniors!
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