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Communications and Marketing
Edward H. Oppenheimer memorial lecture
The Oppenheimer memorial lecture designates a number of broad areas of interest, including history, science, mathematics, astronomy, capitalism, world trade, economics, politics, and humor. The Oppenheimer family envisions the College inviting a nationally known speaker whose appearance would be beneficial to the reputation of the College.
Ruth Winter memorial lecture
In the spirit of Ruth Winter, this lecture typically features a person who is “engaged in the community” – politically, socially, and/or culturally.
Nominating Process:The College accepts nominations for Ruth Winter speakers on a rolling basis. They are considered by the president and senior staff of the College and approved by the Winter family.
The College maintains an ongoing list of potential honorary degree recipients and commencement speakers. In addition, Senior 25 members are invited every fall to submit additional names for consideration. All potential honorary degree recipients are evaluated by the president and senior staff, and those selected are approved by the Board of Trustees.