On Friday, May 30, Wellesley celebrated the purple class of 2014, its 136th graduating class.

Commencement exercises began at 10:30 a.m. under the tent on Severance Green and sunny skies.

Addressing the Class of 2014 and an international audience of family and friends was Sue Wagner '82, co-founder and now member of the board of directors of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. She was preceded by senior speaker Katie Joh, and followed by President H. Kim Bottomly with a charge to the senior class, then the awarding of a degrees, a benediction, and the celebratory recessional march!