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Commencement Rerun

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  • F&M women's lacrosse team seniors, some in caps and gowns, watched the live Webcast of Commencement 2009 from the Sheraton conference room in Roanoke, Va.


Franklin & Marshall College’s 2009 Commencement was held Saturday, May 16, under threatening skies. Former Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell set an upbeat tone with his assertion that it wouldn’t rain because, “I’m here. Trust me.”

Gen. Powell’s speech delighted and captivated the 6,000 people in attendance. If you were unable to attend or watch the live Webcast, or if want to listen to his speech again, it is available now as streaming video, where it will remain for a month.

More than 450 people watched Commencement via live Webcast, including eight seniors who could not attend Saturday’s ceremony because of the women’s lacrosse championship playoffs.

The full story about this memorable Commencement, along with a slideshow, is now online.