Moore Welcomes Class of 2014 at Convocation

  • Convocation 2010

For Immediate Release
August 30, 2010

(Philadelphia, PA) On August 26, students, administration, board, faculty, staff and alumnae gathered to celebrate the 2010 Convocation and welcome the class of 2014.

Guest speaker, Philadelphia City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, addressed the campus community, urging students to become part of the "broader community" and be “ambassadors” for the College.

“Women are moving the needle every single day,” she said. “... Make things happen. Jump in even if you are shy. Dream big and dare to be great. Throughout history women have been at the forefront of making things happen.”

Student leaders worked with incoming first-year and transfer students to make the transition to Moore College life a smooth one. A college-wide picnic followed Convocation welcoming new and returning undergraduates and faculty for the 2010 – 2011 academic year.

“These next years will be challenging and transforming for all of you,” said Dona Lantz, academic dean at Moore. “As an artist and designer, you will always be a risk taker.... we at Moore are excited and honored to be part of your journey.”

This year’s increasingly diverse group of 143 incoming students hails from around the US and across the globe. They represent 12 different states, including Florida, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, and Virginia. A number of students are coming from even farther away. Joining Moore’s community also are international students coming from as far as the China, India, Hong Kong, and Jamaica. The closest student lives in Philadelphia, about a 20 minute walk from campus.

The entering class is small, but considerably diverse in age. This fall there are two part-time students, one of whom is 50 and the other 55—as the oldest entering students this year. There is also a group of full-time returning students ranging in age from 30 to 40. The youngest student is 17 years old.

Stevens announced there are 13 Emerging Leaders in the Arts, 10 Business Leaders in the Arts and seven Visionary Woman Award scholars in this year’s class.


Moore College of Art & Design: Convocation 2010 with Professor Moe Brooker.mp4
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.mp4


Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit

August 30, 2010
On August 26, students, administration, board, faculty, staff and alumnae gathered to celebrate the 2010 Convocation and welcome the class of 2014.

Published on August 30th, 2010