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Bread Loaf School of English to Hold Commencement Ceremonies in Late July and Early August

July 25, 2013

RIPTON, Vt. — Over the next three weeks the Bread Loaf School of English, now in its 94th summer, will hold commencement ceremonies at each of its four campuses: the Bread Loaf campus in Ripton, Vt.; St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M.; University of North Carolina at Asheville; and Lincoln College at the University of Oxford in England. Eighty-four students will receive a Master of Arts degree, one will be awarded a Master of Letters degree, and one will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English.

On July 24 the Bread Loaf Santa Fe campus conferred 23 M.A.s, and on July 27 seven students in Asheville will receive their M.A.s. On Aug.3, 16 students at the Bread Loaf campus at Oxford will receive M.A.s. On Aug. 10, at the commencement ceremony in Vermont, 38 M.A.s and one M.Litt. will be awarded.

The ceremony at each campus is tailored to the location and to the graduating seniors, many of whom have studied at multiple Bread Loaf campuses. In Santa Fe, for example, the informal ceremony takes place under the expansive New Mexico skies; in Oxford, students graduate in Lincoln College’s 17th-century chapel.

At all campuses, the graduates choose an admired faculty member to be the commencement speaker and a member of the faculty or staff to place hoods on the graduates. The senior class president at each campus also speaks and presents the class’s gift to the school.

For more information about the Bread Loaf School of English, contact the administrative offices at 802-443-5418 or blse@breadnet.middlebury.edu.

The Bread Loaf School of English
Established in 1920, the Bread Loaf School of English is one of Middlebury’s summer residential graduate programs, offering courses in literature and the related fields of literacy and pedagogy, creative writing, and theater arts. Students, most of whom are K-12 English or language arts teachers, come from across the United States and beyond for one or more summers of intensive continuing education. Students may also elect to pursue an M.A. or M.Litt. degree in English. Faculty come from eminent universities in the U.S. and U.K. to teach and learn with the student body at four distinctive campus sites: in New Mexico, North Carolina, England and Vermont.