Commencement 2000

This year’s crop of graduations is a distinguished one. General honors were awarded to 125 seniors. Departmental honors went to 189, 98 earned both general and departmental honors. Seventy of the graduated were double majors and one was a triple major. Fifty students were elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Commencement photo
Commencement photo

Founder, chairman, and CEO of Oxygen Media Geraldine Bond Laybourne ’69 was this year’s commencement speaker. Laybourne, who also serves on Vassar’s board of trustees, challenged graduated to use their brains, follow their passions, and “make the impossible to inevitable, or just don’t take no for an answer.”

Most Popular Majors:

  1. English (78)
  2. Economics (44)
  3. Political Science (41)
  4. Art (40)
  5. Psychology (40)
  6. Film (35)
  7. Sociology (32)
  8. Drama (28)
  9. History (25)
  10. French (21)
  11. Philosophy (18)

Photo by Will Faller