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A calling together of the campus community

The College of Wooster held its Convocation, Thursday, August 25 at 11 a.m. outside at John Papp Stadium. This annual tradition is a shared gathering to celebrate the opening of the year together, with students, staff, and faculty.

The Convocation encompasses many of our convocation traditions, including seniors marching in their graduation robes as well as faculty processing, and also new traditions that seek to welcome everyone. The theme for the 2022 Convocation is Civil Discourse. Learn more about Wooster’s statement on Freedom of Expression and Inquiry in an Inclusive Community.

The program included brief comments from staff, faculty, and students as well as our Chaplain Rev. Erin Guzmán, Interim President Wayne P. Webster and Provost Lisa Perfetti, who welcomed our new colleagues and led us in celebration of those who have recently been promoted to new roles.

Faculty, staff, and student speakers include:

  • Paul Seling, Assistant Director of Annual Giving
  • Susan Lehman, Victor J. Andrew Professor of Physics
  • Noah Golovan ’23, President, Scot Council
  • Alegnta Mezmur ’23, President, International Student Association
  • Kennedy Pope ’23, President, Black Women’s Organization

Following the Convocation ceremony, members of the Wooster community gathered with Interim President Webster and Board Chair Sally Staley for a brief ribbon-cutting in front of the Lowry Center to mark the completion of Phase I of the Lowry renovation project.