Photos and comments by Dr. Ned Dykes
Section of Veterinary Imaging
Cornell University Hospital for Animals

Commencement 2003
 Class Picnic
 Hooding Ceremony
 Arts Quad
 Schoellkopf Stadium
 Vet College Reception

On this page are some of the photos that were taken during Commencement events this year. Each small image is linked to a full-size image that you can download for printing, or whatever. Hope you had as much fun as I did. It was a privilege and pleasure to work with you these past four years. Enjoy.

Click on each image to get a full-size for downloading. I haven't displayed all the photos but you can get a full set of each event by downloading a .zip file from these links:

The Class Picnic

The fourth year class enjoyed a picnic together at the Cornell Recreation Club facilities on Hanshaw Road. Hill's generously sponsored the event. It was sunny and cool but no rain fell. As you can see, everyone had a great time.

Here are a few pictures from the picnic...


The Hooding Ceremony

Bailey Hall, Saturday, May 24th, 2 pm. Candidates for the degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine assemble with parents, friends, spouses, colleagues, faculty and guests. Dean Donald F. Smith addressed the assembly and placed the hood representing the DVM degree on each candidate. The flashbulbs exploded as each candidate took their turn in the spotlight. Associate Dean Gilbert and Professor Wayne Schwark (Norden Distinguished Teacher Award - 2003) addressed the class. The Veterinary Oath was administered by Dr. Susan McLellan (President, NYSVMS). In a new addition to the program, Asst. Dean Voiland, Director of the CUHA, recognized the interns and residents who completed programs in the Hospital. Here are some of those pictures.

Dean Smith Assoc. Dean Gilbert
Dr. Wayne Schwark - Norden Distinguished Teaching Award Dr. Susan McLellan - President NYS Veterinary Medical Society
Dean Smith and Assoc. Dean Edmonson with Dr. Heather Allen Asst. Dean Bonita Voiland addresses the graduating Interns and Residents

Here are a few pictures from the hooding ceremony...

Here are some photos from the Arts Quad

...and into Schoellkopf Stadium

...and back to the Vet College for a reception and diplomas