Students wear cords and stoles that represent their years of interests and accomplishments. Here are a few.
Photos by Jennifer Coombes
Yuhan Chen, left, and Tianran Zhang represent their home country of China by wearing a stole with the Chinese flag on it.
David Andrews’ stoles represent his work at The Writing Center as well as his accomplishments as a Boettcher Scholar.
Atiya Harvey sports a TREE Semester medal, a medal for being a residential life advisor, a teaching and research medal, a medal representing the labyrinth provided by the Chaplain’s Office, a Black Student Union stole, and a token to remember her recently deceased grandmother.
Louisa Mackenzie asked her boss in ITS if they provided a cord for graduation. “He handed me this ethernet cable and said ‘There is your cord.’ So I said I would wear it. I am also wearing the green cord for giving to the senior gift.”
Ali Escalante wears stoles for Hillel and EQUAL, an LGBTQIA group on campus.
Everett Smith sports his pick to represent his degree in Geology.
Sabre Morris wears stoles for Collaborative Community Engagement Scholar, President’s Council, and Delta Gamma, a green cord for donation to the senior class gift, and a pin for S.A.I.L. Mentoring.
Jennifer Roca wears a green cord for giving to the senior class gift, a first generation pin, and a traditional woven Guatemalan piece to represent her heritage. Her other medals and stoles represent the Bridge Scholars Program, Delta Gamma, the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship, and the Linda Hare Goddard 1977 Memorial Award in Spanish.
Tia Phillip and Lila Schmitz show off their Film Studies cords during an embrace.
Zoraida Hu of China and Alpcan Karamanoglu of Turkey wear international student stoles representing their countries.
Abigail Censky wears a stole representing her Southwest Studies degree.
Chris Bunn said his parents brought him his “cord,” a long string of florals, to represent his home state of Hawaii.