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Graduate Commencement

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LEWIS & CLARK GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND COUNSELING

36TH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT

JUNE 7, 2020

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND INVOCATION [O:55]

Mark Duntley, Dean of Spiritual Life

WELCOME [4:28]

Scott Fletcher, Dean of the Graduate School

REMARKS [9:04]

Wim Wiewel, President of Lewis & Clark

INTRODUCTION OF COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER [12:43]

Dean Fletcher

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS [15:34]

Zaretta Hammond, Educator, Author, and Equity Freedom Fighter

CONFERRING OF DEGREE, DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS honoris causa [25:30]

Dean Fletcher, Zaretta Hammond, and Conferred by President Wiewel

INTRODUCTION OF STUDENT SPEAKER [26:54]

Janet Bixby, Associate Dean of the Graduate School

REFLECTIONS OF THE GRADUATES [28:18]

Jocelin Morales, MEd ’20, School Counseling

PRESENTATION OF DEGREE CANDIDATES AND CONFERRING OF DEGREES [36:06]

Dean Fletcher and President Wiewel

READING OF GRADUATE NAMES [39:05]

Courtney Whetstine, Graduate Registrar

CHARGE TO THE CLASS [54:41]

Dean Fletcher

THE INDIGENOUS LAND OUR COMMUNITY OCCUPIES

Lewis & Clark College purposefully reflects on the history of the land it occupies. Prior to the newcomers arriving in this area, the indigenous land of what would later be called Multnomah County was home to many tribal people. We honor the indigenous people on whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand: the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, and Watalala bands of the Chinook; the Tualatin Kalapuya; and many other indigenous nations of the Columbia River. It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.