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Commencement

Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio celebrated the
Class of 2022
on Saturday, June 25, 2022
at 10:00 a.m.

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View the online gallery here – or watch the slideshow below.

The Academic Procession

World House Choir
“We Shall Not Be Moved”

Welcome

Dr. Jane Fernandes
President, Antioch College

Land Acknowledgment

Austin Korner
Community Manager, Antioch College

Greetings from the Board

Shelby Chestnut ’05
Chair, Board of Trustees

Introduction of Student Speakers

Dr. David Kammler
Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Associate Professor of Chemistry

Student Speakers

Asher Ruck
Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin

Musical Selection

World House Choir
“Glory”

Recognition of SOCHE Award Winners

Dr. David Kammler
Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Associate Professor of Chemistry

Introduction of Commencement Speaker

Dr. Jane Fernandes
President, Antioch College

Commencement Address

Emmett Schelling
Executive Director of Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)

Conferral of Degrees

Dr. David Kammler
Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Associate Professor of Chemistry

Dr. William Fox
Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Dr. Jane Fernandes
President, Antioch College

Alumni Welcome to Graduates

Antonia Atlas Dosik ’67
President, Antioch College Alumni Association

Alumni Welcome to Graduates

Coco Gagnet ’18

Closing Remarks

Dr. Jane Fernandes
President, Antioch College

Recessional

World House Choir
“We Shall Not Be Moved”

About Speaker Emmett Schelling

Emmett Schelling Headshot Photo

During a year in which hundreds of bills targeting LGBTQ+ people — particularly transgender youth — have been introduced in state legislatures nationwide, TIME Magazine recognized Emmett Schelling, executive director of the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT), as one of 2022’s most noteworthy “pioneers”.

In Texas alone, where the state legislature introduced close to 80 bills targeting transgender youth in 2021 — triple the number of any other state, “Emmett, himself a father and a trans man, again mobilized the entire state to fight back,” wrote Chase Strangio, deputy director for transgender justice with the ACLU, in his entry on Emmett.

In a recent statement, Schelling said, “Amid an unprecedented level of intentional cruelty from politicians who should be working to expand rights for all Texans, the trans community has continued to show resilience and fight for justice. We are in a critical moment in this country where people from all different backgrounds and communities are pleading to exist without being harmed, so my hope is that we can unite together to build a better, more inclusive, and healthier future for every Texan.”

As Antiochians, we own our education, live experientially, and act for justice. Emmett Schelling’s remarkable work serves as inspiration to our graduating seniors as they embark upon the rest of their lives.

Student Speakers

Asher Ruck Headshot Photo

Asher Ruck is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and Community Studies, with a focus in Transnational and Global Engagement. They are interested in life narratives through biography, memoirs, ethnography, and creative nonfiction. As a community member at Antioch, they have been involved in ComCil, serving as a student representative and as a chair. In their free time, Asher is a fan of music, video games, and taking care of their dog. After graduation, they will be continuing their time at Antioch, in a new role as a staff member, as they join the student affairs team as an administrative support specialist.

Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin Headshot Photo

Delaney Schlesinger-Devlin is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in the Psychology of Social Behavior with a focus in French Language and Culture. They are interested in the many ways in which empathy can be developed in individuals that allows them to change their perspective in meaningful and constructive ways. In addition, they are interested in how books can expand the understanding of the world around readers and allow them to learn as well as be entertained. In their free time they work on Community Council, enjoy printmaking and reading any and all books. They plan to pursue a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Illinois.

Map & Directions

Antioch College 2022 Commencement Map

Getting to Antioch College

The most convenient airport to Yellow Springs is the Dayton International Airport, which is 25 miles away. The Columbus Airport is roughly 60 miles away.

  1. Take exit 52A off Interstate 70 and head south on Route 68 toward Xenia and Yellow Springs. About seven miles down the road, you will enter Yellow Springs. Route 68 then becomes Xenia Avenue, the main street through Yellow Springs.
  2. Proceed through downtown Yellow Springs and turn left at Center College St.
  3. Center College St. will dead end at Livermore St. and you will see the College campus. Parking is available along Livermore and in other designated areas on campus.

“I beseech you to treasure up in your hearts these my parting words: Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.”

Horace Mann, first president of Antioch College to the first graduating class