2020 Convocation Ceremony

New Beginnings


The 2020 Convocation ceremony was shown to first year students virtually on Thursday, September 10 at 2 p.m.

With this ceremony we formally welcome the matriculating class of 2024 into the Kalamazoo College community.

President Jorge G. Gonzalez, Provost Danette Ifert Johnson, Dean of Students Sarah Westfall, Chaplain Elizabeth Candido ’00, faculty, staff and Peer Leaders welcomed new students and their families to the beginning of the academic year.

Beth Washington '94

Beth Washington ’94

This year’s keynote speaker is Beth Washington ’94.

Beth is Vice President of Community Health, Equity and Inclusion for Bronson Healthcare, and a member of the Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees. Beth also serves on the KVCC Career and Community Training Advisory Board.

She is involved with the Southwest Michigan Perinatal Quality Improvement Coalition and serves on the board of Cradle Kalamazoo.

Beth also provides diversity, equity and inclusion education to people throughout the region.