Wellesley College has celebrated Hillary Rodham Clinton and other famous alums over the years, but is stepping up its marketing of Clinton (then Rodham) in this season of commencements, alumni gatherings and primaries.
The school has released audio snippets from Rodham’s 1969 student commencement speech, the first such speech at the school. Rodham is introduced as being “cheerful, good humored, good company…” and goes on to talk, among other things, about reacting and protesting — as young women — with hopes of one day getting into leadership positions in which they can take action on matters important to them.
Rodham Clinton served as the president of Wellesley College’s Government Association and majored in political science. And as her critics are quick to point out, Rodham was head of the Young Republications Club in 1966-67 while at the school.