Commonwealth Honors College Dean Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina was awarded an honorary degree from Marlboro College at Commencement 2017.
In a speech at the ceremony, Dean Gerzina spoke about the importance of education in culture, the arts, and humanities. "'Culture attacks all certainties,'" she said, quoting the British author and filmmaker Hanif Kureishi. "That is precisely what we need to remember and celebrate today," she continued.
Dean Gerzina is a graduate of Marlboro College, and also holds a master's from Simmons College and a doctorate from Stanford University.
Watch Dean Gerzina's speech at Marlboro College here.