Medieval Institute Graduates Distinguished Students in its Annual Ceremony

Author: Megan J. Hall

Each year the Medieval Institute conducts an intimate, all-Latin graduation ceremony in the atmospheric Alumni Hall Chapel. This year’s ceremony took place on May 19th; in it the Institute admitted to the Medieval Studies Minor one undergraduate (Marek Mazurek), to the Supplementary Major two (Kelsey Mary Lynch and Hadyn C. Pettersen), and to the Major two (Julián Minondo Stillman Ayau and Nicole Claire O'Leary).

Two doctoral students, Emily Julia Mahan and Romain Thurin, were admitted to the Magisteriate of Medieval Studies. Doctoral candidates Brandon LeVon Cook, Filippo Gianferrari, Christopher Robert John Scheirer, and Megan Welton were each admitted to the Doctorate of Philosophy in Medieval Studies.

Faculty presiding over the ceremony were Thomas E. Burman, Director of the Institute, as Officiant; Rev. Michael S. Driscoll as Proctor and Chaplain; Alexander Blachly as Proctor and Director of Music; Daniel Hobbins as Beadle; and Hildegund G. Müller as Praelectrix.

Following the ceremony, the graduates together with their friends, family, and colleagues enjoyed a reception of cookies and punch in the Oak Room of the South Dining Hall. The Institute congratulates all of these fine scholars on their hard work and achievements, and wishes them every success.