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College prepares for 219th Commencement

The College's 219th Commencement is set for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 16, on Hull Plaza, when more than 460 students in the Class of 2013 will receive degrees.

The featured speaker is U.S. Rep. John Lewis, an influential figure in the civil rights movement who helped organize the historic march on Washington in 1963 and has dedicated his life to protecting human rights. Lewis will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Also receiving an honorary degree will be Clifford J. Tabin, professor and chairman of the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Tabin is considered one of the world leaders in developmental biology. The recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology, he will receive an honorary doctor of science degree.

The class valedictorian is Meredith Adamo, a biology major with a minor in anthropology from Oneonta, N.Y. The salutatorian is Ceillie Clark-Keane, an English and classics major from Whitehall, N.Y.

The student speaker is Kadiatou Tubman, a history major with a minor in Africana Studies from Far Rockaway, N.Y.

A special Commencement edition of the Chronicle will be published following the ceremony, featuring highlights from the speeches, profiles of honored students and a photo gallery.