Congratulations to Earlham’s Class of 2018
Members of the Class of 2018 received their diplomas at Earlham's 171st Commencement Ceremonies at Chase Stage on Saturday, May 5.
In his first commencement, President Alan Price helped deliver the degrees to 220 Earlhamites, including 202 Bachelor of Arts degrees, and 18 master’s degrees — nine each from the College’s Graduate Programs in Education and the Earlham School of Religion.
Following tradition, an Earlham teaching faculty member delivered the Baccalaureate Address. This year, Ryan Murphy presented, “Imagining a World beyond Work." Murphy is an assistant professor of History and Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies.
The College also recognized six retiring professors and administrators: Nelson Bingham (Psychology, Acting Academic Dean), Welling Hall (Politics), Greg Mahler (Politics, former Academic Dean), Jay Marshall (Dean, Earlham School of Religion), Lyn Miller (Religion), and Brent Smith (Biology).
The Class of 2018 features Sonia Norton, Earlham's latest Fulbright Scholar and Anmol Lamichhane, a recipient of a $10,000 grant from Earlham to pursue a peace project in his native Nepal.
Six members of this year’s graduating class — Eli Ramthun, Andy Landy, Malia Staab, Tommy Murphy, Leila Jakobson and Ziqi Wang — recently celebrated the completion of a senior capstone project that is revitalizing Richmond's Middlefork Reservoir.
Every year Earlham's Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies are streamed live at the Earlham website for the pleasure of our graduate's family and friends and our globally engaged alumni network.