Boston College Commencement [banner]

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David Trimble and Boston Archbishop Cardinal Bernard Law share a word prior to Commencement Exercises. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Adam Crowley '99, displays the wool graduation robe that has been in his family for 89 years. The names of the 20 family members who have worn it at various universities are stitched to the inside. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Six-foot-nine-inch Bill Russell smiles as University President William P. Leahy, SJ (left) and Board of Trustees Chairman Richard Syron reach to drape the honorary degree hood over his head. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

The child of a Carroll Graduate School of Management graduate endures the Commencement Exercises. (Photo by Justin Knight)

Dacey O'Leary '99, with her mother, Athletic Association Secretary Stephanie O'Leary (right), and her grandmother, Janet Kelly, an administrative secretary in the Development Office. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

Three Carroll School of Management graduates whoop it up on the Alumni Stadium field. (Photo by Justin Knight)

Massachusetts Gov. Paul Cellucci and his wife, O'Neill Library Preservation Librarian Janet Cellucci, applaud as their daughter Kate graduates summa cum laude from the Carroll School of Management. (Photo by Justin Knight)

Approximately 15,000 family members and friends of the graduates attended the ceremony. (Photo by Justin Knight)

Fr. Leahy and Bill Richardson walk toward the stage during the opening procession. (Photo by Justin Knight)

School of Nursing graduates demonstrate their enthusiasm as their school's name is announced. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

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