The Colgate Scene
July 2004

Fast facts on the Class of 2004
Stephen Burke '80, president of Comcast Cable, delivered the commencement address
President Chopp's remarks to the Class of 2004
An excerpt of Anglican theologian, teacher, and author John Samuel Mbiti's baccalaureate sermon
A list of those who received honorary degrees at Colgate's 183rd commencement
Bachelor of arts degrees awarded 646
Master of arts in teaching degrees awarded 3
Summa cum laude graduates 29
Magna cum laude graduates 118
Cum laude graduates 125
Elected to Phi Beta Kappa: 33
Valedictorian: Wei Ren, Shanghai, China
Mathematics and computer science major
Salutatorian: Dora Gicheva, Sofia, Bulgaria
Economics and mathematics major
Departmental honors 79
High honors 36
Distinction in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum 60
High distinction in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum 14
Finishing Touches
Swim tests administered during the three weeks before commencement 115
Outstanding parking tickets paid by seniors in the two weeks before commencement approx. 650
Students seen camping out in Case Library 24/7 for at least a week before finals 17
Books returned through the Case Library book drop the weekend after finals 3,634
Torches carried at the Torchlight Ceremony 750
Sold at the Colgate Bookstore graduation weekend
    110 diploma frames
70 Colgate umbrellas
45 Colgate "old grey gym shirts"
70 Stoles of Gratitude (worn at commencement, then presented to a mentor)
21 "Colgate Grandparent" mugs
50 Class of 2004 steins
27 alumni license plate holders
Gallons of ice cream dished out at the social after commencement 135
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