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  • Springfield College
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  • 1956
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  • Springfield College
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  • This program details the seventieth commencement exercises, held on June 10, 1956, at Springfield College. The booklet opens with the lyrics to “Now Thank We All Our God” and “A Song for Springfield Alma Mater.” The next page has the commencement calendar. Reverend Howard E. Munson, a pastor at the Watchogue Community Church in Springfield, gave the invocation. Senator John F. Kennedy gave the commencement address, and President Donald C. Ston... more
    This program details the seventieth commencement exercises, held on June 10, 1956, at Springfield College. The booklet opens with the lyrics to “Now Thank We All Our God” and “A Song for Springfield Alma Mater.” The next page has the commencement calendar. Reverend Howard E. Munson, a pastor at the Watchogue Community Church in Springfield, gave the invocation. Senator John F. Kennedy gave the commencement address, and President Donald C. Stone conferred the degrees. Professor Fred G. Barton gave the benediction. The final pages list the graduating students and their hometowns. Clarence Evan Pickett, Paul Andrew Sampson, Eldon V. Johnson, and John F. Kennedy all received honorary degrees. less
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