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One Experience, Many Images

Commencement as montage


Watch the slide show above for the sights and sounds of Commencement. Photos by Edward A. Brown, Winslow Martin, Kalman Zabarsky, Michael Hamilton, and Vernon Doucette.

The rain held off — we’ll take that as a good omen for the years ahead.

Boston University’s Class of 2009 celebrated the University’s 136th Commencement on Sunday, May 17. Nickerson Field filled to overflowing. From the podium to the farthest vantage, the spectacle played out in public and private ways, a huge setting turned intimate, family by family, row by row, step by step, memory by memory.

If pictures translate into thousands of words, as the adage goes, then a moment like this deserves a bunch of pictures.

Here are some.

Edward A. Brown can be reached at ebrown@bu.edu. Amy Laskowski can be reached at amlaskow@bu.edu. Kimberly Cornuelle can be reached at kcornuel@bu.edu.


4 Comments on One Experience, Many Images

  • Anonymous on 05.18.2009 at 12:28 pm

    What a turnaround. Fantastic job BU Today!!

  • BU mom on 05.18.2009 at 5:23 pm


    It was great- ran like clockwork! Thanks, BU.

  • Sandi Gant on 05.20.2009 at 3:47 pm


    What a wonderful experience! I am so proud of my daughter, DeMia Gant. She is truly a great student. I see why she loves BU so much. The graduation was awesome. It was well coordinated. Aside from a little rain, it went very well. To have attendees like Stephen Spielberg, Larry Bird, and Lawrence Fishburn at BU’s graduation is saying how well thought of BU is among universities. Thank you for such a wonderful experience for me and my daughter.

  • Anonymous on 05.26.2009 at 8:25 pm


    Four years ago a BU degree was a hope and a dream for our son and our family. On May 17th it became a reality…….we dare to dream! Thank you BU for all you have done to help us get to this point – and Johnny Mack we are so proud of you. You showed us that you have what it takes to make that proud walk across the stage! Thanks BU – forever in our hearts.

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