On May 18, 2009, members of the Class of 2009 assembled on the South Lawn of Columbia University for Barnard College’s 117th Commencement. This speech was delivered by Sarah Besnoff, president of the Student Government Association.
Outstanding Barnard alumnae are selected through a rigorous application and interview process, notes Janet Bersin Finke ’56, chair of the Fellowship Committee. Winners represent the power and promise of a Barnard education. The Fellowship for Graduate Study is generously funded by the Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund.