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PHOTO GALLERY: Dianne Lynch inaugurated as Stephens College president

Friday, October 30, 2009 | 2:58 p.m. CDT; updated 3:17 p.m. CDT, Friday, October 30, 2009
Stephens College President Dianne Lynch and Kathryn Adams, director of alumni relations, embrace as Lynch thanks her for all her hard work in making the events of Lynch's inauguration happen. During her list of thank you's as part of her inaugural speech on Friday, Lynch made a point of individually thanking Adams, calling her on stage so that the audience can give her a special round of applause.

Family, friends, students, alumni and colleagues attend the inauguration of the new president of Stephens College, Dianne Lynch. During the ceremony, Lynch received the official symbol of the College and of the office of the presidency, the Presidential Medallion.

Stephens College President Dianne Lynch gestures while telling a story during her speech as part of her installation ceremony in Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall on Friday. Lynch was appointed Stephens College's 24th president after coming from Ithaca College in New York, where she served as the dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications.
Stephens College President Dianne Lynch and Rosemary Redmond, class of '64, share a moment before Lynch's inauguration ceremony begins on Friday. Redmond, of Dallas, gave the invocation as part of Lynch's installation ceremony in the Kimball Ballroom in Lela Raney Wood Hall.
George Ann Stokes Harding, Class of '58, Chair of Stephens College's Board of Trustees, presents to President Dianne Lynch the official symbol of the college and of the office of the presidency, the Presidential Medallion, on Friday. The medallion is engraved with the crest of the college and is worn by its president to all academic ceremonies. The three symbols found on the crest represent the education of women, learning through study and writing, and enlightenment through education.
Pamela Ellsworth-Smith, front left, assistant professor of music in the School of Performing Arts, and Monica Phillippe-McMurry, front right, dean of the School of Design and Fashion, wait to enter Lela Raney Wood Hall as part of the faculty processional on Friday. Ellsworth-Smith directed the Velvetones' performance of "I'm a Woman" to close out Stephens College President Dianne Lynch's installation ceremony.
The cast of "42nd Street" performs a tap routine as part of Stephens College President Dianne Lynch's installation ceremony on Friday. The cast, members of the Stephens Summer Dance Students, was directed by Carol Estey, chair of the department of dance, and was accompanied by Travis McFarlane on piano and Rusty Elder on drums.
Stephens College President Dianne Lynch's daughter, Annie, 11, and husband, Philip Coleman, listen as Lynch thanks them for their support during her inaugural address on Friday. Lynch joked about Coleman being the college's 'First Husband.'

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