Commencement Notes for the Dartmouth Class of 2010


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  • Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate: 1,066 Bachelor of Arts
  • Arts and Sciences, Graduate: 192 total, 48 Master of Science, 17 Master of Arts, 52 Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, 75 Doctor of Philosophy
  • Dartmouth Medical School: 86 Doctor of Medicine, 42 Master of Public Health
  • Thayer School of Engineering: 57 Bachelor of Engineering, 30 Master of Engineering Management
  • Tuck School of Business: 253 Master of Business Administration
  • Total degrees awarded: 1,726
  • Estimated size of audience: 12,000 to 13,000 people are expected to attend.
Where seniors come from:

The undergraduate Class of 2010 hails from 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The most represented states are New York, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Connecticut. International students come from 34 countries. The most represented are Canada, the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China.

Most popular majors for the Class of 2010:

The most popular majors are economics, government, biology, psychological and brain sciences, and history.

Valedictorians and Salutatorian:

The valedictorians are: Benjamin Gifford of Newton, Mass.; Gregory W. Hart of Scarsdale, N.Y.; Tomi Jun from Singapore; and Adrian Wood-Smith of St. Paul, Minn. Each student earned a perfect 4.0 grade point averages. The salutatorian is Ayah Ahmed from Arlington, Va. She maintained a 3.99 grade point average while at Dartmouth.

Phi Beta Kappa:

The Alpha of New Hampshire Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Dartmouth College inducted 119 undergraduates as new members in ceremonies held Saturday.

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