Photos: Flower-filled traditions

May 23, 2012 5:41 AM

Photos by Cheryl Gerber

Carrying forward traditions such as the daisy chain, the Newcomb College Institute honored 2012 women graduates, 50-year alumnae and award winners at the Under the Oaks ceremony.

Held on Friday (May 18) in Dixon Hall on the uptown campus, the ceremony is hosted yearly by the Newcomb College Institute.

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Undergraduates carry the daisy chain into the Under the Oaks ceremony. They apply for the honor to be part of the annual ceremony.

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Among the honorees are graduating senior Shannon Williams, left, with her grandmother, Imogene Payne Smith, a 1962 Newcomb alumna.

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Marlene Eskind Moses is this year’s Distinguished Alumna Award winner. An attorney who is founder and managing partner of Moses Townsend and Rush in Nashville, Tenn., she is a member of the President's Council.

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Graduates from the class of 1962 return as special guests and receive a second diploma.

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Melissa Barwick, president of the Newcomb Senate, rings the bell to start the ceremony.

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Amy Holiday, left, president of Mortar Board, and Emily Cardarelli, president of Alpha Lambda Delta, wear the traditional Newcomb brown robes as graduating seniors.


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