April 16, 2009
Speaking Truth ● Inspiring Action
Graduates, their families, faculty, and guests gathered at Temple Israel in Brookline on Friday, May 15 to celebrate Wheelock's 121st Commencement. Members of Wheelock's class of 2009 received their bachelor's degrees, and graduate candidates received master's degrees.
This year's Commencement theme, "Speaking Truth: Inspiring Action," was underscored by the presentation of honorary degrees to three distinguished individuals: Louis Gossett, Jr., award-winning actor and founder of the Eracism Foundation; Dr. Howard Gardner, prolific author and Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and Margot Stern Strom, founder and executive director of Facing History and Ourselves.