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2012 Commencement Speeches at Knox College

Video and Transcripts of the Brigadier General Mark Martins and Other Speaker Addresses

June 02, 2012

Knox College conducted its 167th Commencement exercises on the South Lawn of Old Main. Brigadier General Mark Martins and Knox senior Gregory Noth addressed the Class of 2012 before President Teresa Amott welcomed the graduates to the alumni community. Sir Andrew Davis, music director and principal conductor of Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Joseph S. Francisco, William E. Moore Distinguished Professor of Physical Chemistry at Purdue University, were each awarded honorary degrees.

Commencement Address by Brigadier General Mark Martins

Read: General Mark Martins' remarks


Senior Class Speaker Address by Gregory Noth

Read: Transcript of Gregory Noth's remarks


Conferring of Honorary Degrees

Read: Transcript of Presentation of Doctor of Science to Joseph S. Francisco, Presented by Mary Crawford '89 -- Professor of Chemistry

Read: Transcript of Presentation of Doctor of Fine Arts to Sir Andrew Davis, Presented by Bruce Polay -- Professor of Music, Artistic Director/Conductor of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony

Read: Transcript of Presentation of Doctor of Laws to Brigadier General Mark Martins, Presented by Lane V. Sunderland -- Chancie Ferris Booth Professor of Political Science

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