University of Vermont

Rubenstein School Commencement 2013

Congratulation to our graduates!

The Rubenstein School's 2013 Commencement Ceremony took place on Sunday, May 19. We would like to congratulate close to 180 undergraduate students who received their Bachelor's degrees as well as the 21 Master's and 7 Doctoral students who received their graduate degrees. (Photos taken by GradImages and RSENR graduate student Christine Peterson.)



The day was cool and dry for the Rubenstein School reception held
on the lawn near the Aiken Center prior to the Commencement Ceremony.


Students, family, friends, and faculty met -- some for the first time...


and others for the last time as they said goodbyes.


Students waited anxiously on the balcony at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel
& Conference Center for the Commencement Processional to begin.


They eagerly proceeded down the stairs...


and into the Lake Champlain Exposition Hall...

Graduates seated

where they sat together one last time...


flanked by family and friends.

Clare Ginger

Rubenstein School Commencement Marshal, Associate Professor Clare
Ginger, welcomed graduates and their guests...

Jon Erickson

Interim Dean Jon Erickson gave an animated introduction...

David Mears

and David Mears, Commissioner of Vermont's Department of
Environmental Conservation, addressed the new graduates and encouraged
them to use the knowledge they've learned to make a difference.


One at a time, graduates received their diplomas...


while classmates looked on and applauded...


and applauded some more...

Faculty applause

while faculty members joined in from the stage.

Caps tossed

Families and friends applauded as graduates tossed their caps in the air.


Good luck to our Rubenstein School graduates of 2013!
Read Interim Dean Jon D. Erickson's insightful closing remarks.