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Photo Gallery: Commencement 2013
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.—Lao Tzu
On Thursday, May 30, Harvard Divinity School honored 109 new graduates (39 MDiv, 65 MTS, 3 ThD, and 2 ThM) as part of the School's Diploma Awarding Ceremony.
1. Former pro surfing champion Mary Setterholm gives the "shaka" (or hang loose) sign after receiving her diploma on May 30.
2. Members of the HDS Commencement Choir perform during the Multireligious Service of Thanksgiving, held May 29 in the Memorial Church.
3. Graduating students outside the Memorial Church before the Diploma Awarding Ceremony on May 30.
4. David Ruffin and family examining his new Harvard diploma.
5. Students gather on the steps of the Memorial Church for the annual class photo.
6. Arleigh Prelow poses for a number of well-wishers in Harvard Yard.
7. Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy, MTS '94, HDS Alumni/Alumnae Council vice chairperson (incoming chairperson); Samuel Nixon, MDiv '91, outgoing chairperson of the AAC; and Michael Goetz, associate director of development, annual giving and alumni relations.
8. David Woessner participates with fellow graduates in a festive procession down the aisle of the Memorial Church during the Multireligious Service of Thanksgiving.
9. Jeremy Battle embraces Dean David Hempton as he receives his diploma.
10. HDS professor Susan Abraham delivers the faculty address at the Multireligious Service of Thanksgiving.
11. Lily Oster and family during the Commencement Luncheon on May 30.
12. HDS Dean David Hempton with fellow bow tie wearer D. Andrew Teeter, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at HDS.