1. The most important selfie in Connecticut College history, starring @PresidentBergeron and @ConnCollSGA
@PresidentBergeron is among a handful of college presidents on Instagram. President Bergeron captures the beauty of campus from her artistic perspective.
2. The Inauguration Camel Cookie
Designed especially for Inauguration weekend, the iconic Camel Cookie was given the presidential treatment. The addition of an eighth note honored President Bergeron, a music historian.
3. Wesleyan President Michael Roth represented NESCAC
Wesleyan is also the Alma Mater of President Bergeron.
5. Evert’s amazing speech
Evert Fowle ‘14, student government association president, gave an inspiring, humorous greeting recounting the first time he met President Bergeron. He used the “think, do, lead” approach to calm his nerves. “Mr. Fowle,” he said to himself, “do not mess this up.”
He stuck out his hand, but was greeted with a hug. “On behalf of the student body, I welcome you to Connecticut College, and I hope every Camel has the opportunity to hug you like I did.”
6. The hug between mentor and mentee
Ruth J. Simmons, president emerita and professor of comparative literature and Africana studies at Brown University — and mentor of President Bergeron — gave the keynote address. They shared a heartfelt hug after the address.
7. “I proclaim you President of Connecticut College.”
Those words, spoken by President of the Board of Trustees Pamela D. Zilly ‘75 drew two standing ovations.
8. That moment of beaming pride
President Bergeron’s face says it all.
10. President Bergeron taking the lead on the Alma Mater
President Bergeron broke into professor mode for a brief second during the Alma Mater, as she encouraged the audience to sing along. Her powerful mezzo-soprano voice could be heard clearly, to the delight of the audience.
11. All five presidents posing together
President Bergeron was joined for a photograph by past presidents Oakes Ames, Claire L. Gaudiani ‘66, Norman Fainstein and Leo I. Higdon, Jr.
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