Year in Photos, 2009-2010
June 15, 2010
Welcome to Lehman's 'Year in Photos' for the 2009-2010 academic year. These images highlight some of the College's achievements and the people who helped to make them happen.
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["LEHMAN ALMA MATER" MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY LEHMAN COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND, ALAN HOLLANDER, CONDUCTOR, AND OSCEOLA DAVIS, SINGER; MUSIC: JOHN CORIGLIANO; LYRICS: RUTH ANN LIEF]
There's a college living in the green
Where the young and old and in between
Come to add their luster to the name
Herbert Lehman earned before they came
And because of what its children give
Lehman College finds the strength to live
As a whole nobly greater than its parts
And alive forever in their hearts
Oh may you, Alma Mater,
Grow in stature through the years
And cherish those who come to you
With hopes and dreams and fears
A home in which they learn to be
Honest heirs of a precious legacy
Of beauty, truth, and eternal youth
In mind and spirit free
["POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE" MUSIC PERFORMANCE BY LEHMAN COLLEGE COMMUNITY BAND, ALAN HOLLANDER, CONDUCTOR]
PRESIDENT RICARDO R. FERNÁNDEZ:
Welcome to the Forty-Second Commencement of Lehman College. And Congratulations, Class of 2010. [APPLAUSE] In the midst of one of the worst recessions in our nation's history, you had faith in yourself and in the great City University of New York.
REV. DR. NEIL O'CONNELL:
Many words will be said at this podium and they are words certainly of exhortation. But our students graduating here are the best exhortation of all.
CUNY VICE CHANCELLOR IRIS WEINSHALL:
We're honored to have you represent City University as you developed your careers and make your contributions to our city, our country and our world.
CUNY TRUSTEE DR. HUGO M. MORALES:
All of you, today, have arrive here the old-fashioned way, you earned it.
NYC COMPTROLLER JOHN LIU:
This is the first day of the rest of the true accomplishments that you will undoubtedly achieve.
STUDENT SPEAKER GISELLE RODRIGUEZ:
Give it your all regardless of the situation. And remember that upward thinking will turn you into a leader.
COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER AND HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT DR. ELENA V. RÍOS:
And please don't forget Lehman College and your faculty and your mentors. And give back so that the next generation of students can continue in your footsteps.
["POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE" MUSIC ENDS]
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