June 10, 1903
President Taylor conferred the bachelor’s degree on 154 members of the Class of 1903 at Commencement in the Chapel. 23 seniors received honors at graduation and graduate scholarships were awarded to Alice Chamberlain ’03 in Greek and architecture, Mary Wilson Cross ’03 in Greek and architecture, Angie L. Kellogg ’03 in philosophy and psychology and Mary Elizabeth Mills '03 in Latin and Greek.
In his remarks, President Taylor, announcing that $50,000—all from alumnae—had been raised toward the $200,000 matching challenge given the college by trustee John D. Rockefeller, asserted that, had the offer been to a men’s college, the effort so far expended would have met the whole amount of the challenge. He said he didn’t expect the remaining sum to come solely from alumnae; he directed an appeal to those among the wealthy at large who were friends of the college and of women’s education.