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Jonna Humphries ’10 Senior Voices Address

“Senior Voices” Address by Jonna Humphries ’10, delivered at Memorial Chapel during the 178th Wesleyan University Commencement:

How I Have Changed Because of My Experience at Wesleyan.

When I was younger, perhaps around 10 years old, my Mom would always ask my brothers and I at the end of a school day “What did you learn?” We’d give her responses filled with details on topics ranging from what happened on the playground between so-and-so to a full recap on the letter in cursive we’d learn to master that day. We did this until one day, my older brother Alexander, completely changed the dynamics of these after-school discussions. My mother asked, with innocence and inquisition, “What did you learn?”

Rebecca Lee ’10 Senior Voices Address

“Senior Voices” Address by Rebecca Lee ’10, delivered at Memorial Chapel during the 178th Wesleyan University Commencement:

I would like to talk today about communities.

The village I grew up in, on the outskirts of Cambridge, England, was an international community composed of families affiliated with the university. The children of these expatriate families, including myself, led a blissful childhood, playing street hockey and holding water fights in our neighborhood. At the end of each day the families gathered for a potluck dinner of cuisines from all

Satrio Wicaksono ’10 Senior Voices Address

“Senior Voices” Address by Satrio Wicaksono ‘10 as delivered at Memorial Chapel on the morning of Wesleyan University’s 178th Commencement ceremonies, May 23, 2010:

It all started more than four years ago, when a big red envelope sent via FedEx arrived at my boarding school, a modern madrasah, in the suburbs of Jakarta, Indonesia. Inside the envelope was a congratulatory note from the Dean of Admissions at Wesleyan University, saying that I had been selected to receive the Freeman Asian Scholarship to attend Wesleyan.

The Freeman Foundation decided to send a group of incoming Freeman Scholars, myself included, to attend the English