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Penn Commencement 2011

May 24, 2011, Volume 57, No. 34

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Click here for Almanac’s Commencement slideshows, and Penn’s webcast of the 2011 Commencement.

The bagpipers led the Penn Commencement Procession along Locust Walk.


Co-drum majors Robin Acker, N’12, and Tom Hensle, C’12, led the Penn Band from Locust Walk to Franklin Field where they played near the entrance.

The Chaplain, Rev. Charles Howard, gave the Invocation before Greetings from the Senate Chair and later the Dismissal after the Closing Remarks.
Secretary of the University Leslie Kruhly with the University mace, the symbol of authority of the University of Pennsylvania.



Commencement Speaker Denzel Washington entertained the crowd at Franklin Field
during Penn’s 255th Commencement on Monday, May 16, 2011.

Ali-Reza Mirsajadi, C’11, sang The National Anthem after Board of Trustee Chair David L. Cohen’s Opening Proclamation, and then led the singing of The Red and Blue before the Recessional which was accompanied by music from the Westminster Brass.


Almanac - May 24, 2011, Volume 57, No. 34