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Rehearsal and Senior Class Toast

Members of the graduating class learned the proper way to rock a cap and gown, brushed up on "The Genesee" with Dean Paul Burgett, and toasted their achievements at the traditional Senior Week event.

  • crowd fo students in Strong Auditorium throwing beach balls in the air The graduation rehearsal takes on a festive air as beach balls fly through Strong Auditorium.
  • three students on stage modelling different types of commencement gowns Seniors Konstantin Nadirashvili, Ellie Sacks, and Matt Skurnick demonstrate the correct way to wear different forms of academic regalia.
  • Paul Burgett on stage Dean Paul Burgett leads a cheer for the seniors and offers remarks on the potential of the senior class to make a difference because of ". . . your capacity to invent . . . your willingness to work . . . and having a little bit of luck."
  • Paul Burgett points to students while singing the alma mater "Full many fair and famous streams beneath the sun there be / Yet more to us than any seem our own dear Genesee. . ." As has become a tradition, Dean Burgett leads the senior class in a practice session of the University alma mater, "The Genesee."
  • students grab glass of champagne off of tables Graduating students pour out of Strong Auditorium to prepare for another tradition, the senior class champagne toast.
  • four students pose with champagne glasses Seniors Shiv Rambarran, Nathan Mittleman, Alex Erines, and Alexandra Glover pose for a photo before toasting their classmates.
  • student members of the class council raise their glasses in a toast Melissa Stern '13 (speaking) is joined by other 2013 Class Council members Eric DeMeo, Nick Lewandowski, Douglas Kim, Konstantin Nadirashvili, Ellie Sacks, Matt Skurnick, and Anish Patel in leading the graduating class in a toast.
  • crowd of students raises their glasses in a toast Students, staff, and administrators raise their classes in honor of the Class of 2013.
  • three students clink their glasses together to say cheers Cheers!

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