Posted by: Michael | May 25, 2009

At Dowling: Commencement 1969

Sunday, May 25, 1969

1969 Commencement Program. Click for slide show.

The College celebrates its seventh commencement exercises.  However, it’s the first time that the school is referred to as Dowling College.  There were 243 graduates in the class.

(l to r) Dowling President Allyn P. Robinson, Dr. Ashley Montagu, and Adelphi University President Charles Vevier.

Keynote speaker Ashley Montagu was a well-known British-born anthropologist.  He became an American citizen in 1940 and authored the book The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity.

1969 Dowling College commencement ceremonies on the lawn of the mansion.

1969 Dowling College commencement ceremonies on the lawn of the mansion.

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