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Relive WPI's 2009 Commencement Ceremony

05/16/2009

In case you missed the ceremony or just want to see the big moments again, videographers in WPI’s Academic Technology Center captured it all. They have prepared a short video presentation featuring some of the day’ highlights, including excerpts from addresses by Xerox President Ursula Burns, WPI President Dennis Berkey, and student speaker Alexander Forti. If that video whets your appetite, you can also watch the speeches in their entirety and view several key events from the program: four distinguished guests receiving honorary degrees; Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering Diran Apelian being awarded the Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize; and the Class of 2009 presenting its gift to WPI.

  • The 2009 Commencement Highlights Video
  • Remarks by Student Speaker Alexander S. Forti ’09
  • The Presentation of the Class of 2009 Gift
  • The Presentation of the Chairman’s Exemplary Faculty Prize to Diran Apelian
  • Conferring of an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree upon George Messenger ’51
  • Conferring of an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree upon Helen Greiner
  • Conferring of an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree upon Charles Vest
  • Conferring of an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree upon Ursula Burns
  • The Commencement Address by Ursula Burns
  • The Charge from WPI President and CEO Dennis D. Berkey