Monday, May 27, 2013

Daytripping: Commencement Weekend



Class of 1942


Class of 1948 -- 65th reunion


Class of 1968 -- 45th Reunion


Barrett Hazeltine

Professor Hazeltine has been on the Brown University faculty for 53 years as a professor of management and engineering.  He was given the senior class award for best teacher so many times that the university named the award after him and made him ineligible to win it any more.  Every year more than ten percent of the entire undergraduate student body signs up for his course on entrepreneurship.


President Paxson



Class of 2013 -- graduating seniors

29 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice to see portraits of Class of 2013 AND Class of 1942!

Malyss said...

All that is very american!And I agree with Stefan, moving to see the oldest and youngest together!

Birdman said...

Graduations are new births.

Lowell said...

Fun times. I thought I recognized you in the 1942 class. Right?

JM said...

I agree with Stefan too. Just great!

Kate said...

You did a masterful job of posting all the graduate years that were celebrating, sandwiched between the oldest and youngest. What a fun time. Sobering to see how quickly time passes, tho!

brattcat said...

ha. it seems we were both in providence this weekend. hope it was a great weekend for you.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love everyone of these portraits Jack, from the older to the youngest, they all must all have felt that same wonderful sense of achievement oui!

Sharon said...

Such happy faces on all those youngsters with bright futures. Those reunion people are pretty good looking too.

RedPat said...

Everyone looks so happy, Jack!

VP said...

It is almost incredible to see classes fifty years apart!

Randy said...

Great shots. Love the top hat!

Taken For Granted said...

I've attended graduations in various capacities for over 40 years. They are special times, and you have captured that quite well.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful reportage and nice portraits, especially the last one ;-)

Joan Perry; Sidewalk Curator said...

What a great series! Such character and joy in those faces.

William Kendall said...

Terrific portrait shots, Jack!

Virginia said...

LOVE these Jack. What happy smiles. It looks like a great weekend for the older and the young!
V

cieldequimper said...

I agree with Stephan and Malyss. You wouldn't see this here unfortunately and it is such a wonderful sight!

jennyfreckles said...

I wish there were more teachers like Prof Hazeltine. I wonder what it is that he does so well that everyone wants his classes?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your post today engenders warm feelings about Brown, the past, and the future.

Halcyon said...

Everyone looks so happy! :)

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice series of pictures of the Commencement.

Bob Crowe said...

It's fun to go to a graduation at an upscale university and see the academic regalia of distinguished faculty. We gotten a view of this with our kids, nieces and nephews at University of Chicago, Northwestern and Penn. I recall my graduations from St. Louis U. being, um, more prosaic.

gardenbug said...

After the war, my father escaped from France by boat and headed to Martinique. From there he made his way to Providence RI where he re-united with his wife, son and newborn daughter, my sister. He taught French language and literature at Brown in 1941, then left for the University of Buffalo in the fall of 1942, where the salary was higher! I was born shortly thereafter.

EG CameraGirl said...

Definitely a time to celebrate. :)

Nita Davis said...

Fabulous series, I really like both the progression and the shots.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful event and you got beautiful portraits!
Léia

CaT said...

they look so happy!
i find those outfits so funny, we dont have those... ever. not even when getting your PhD.

Gunn said...

What a great event!