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Communications and Marketing

Campus Lectures

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.

Nominating Process:
The College accepts nominations for speakers on a rolling basis. They are considered by the president and senior staff of the College and approved by the Oppenheimer family. 

Ruth Winter memorial lecture

This is a lecture to honor the memory of Ruth Winter, long-time director of student activities at the College, who brought such speakers as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dag Hammarskjold to campus in the 1960s.

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. 

Honorary degrees

The College awards honorary doctorates at commencement every year to persons of high achievement and distinction. One of the honorary degree recipients also typically delivers the commencement address.
Nominating Process:

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.