100th Anniversary of the Conferring of the First Degrees
Name of Memorial/Commemoration: Centennial of the first degrees conferred by the College of New Brunswick
Other Names: Tablet in Memory of First U.N.B Degrees Unveiled; Alumni Memorial Tablet
Location: Old Arts Building
Date Unveiled: February 1928
Named for: N/A
Event/Occasion/Significance: Bronze tablet unveiled to honour the three men who in 1828 received the first three degrees given by the College of New Brunswick, which would become King's College, Fredericton, and after 1860 the University of New Brunswick
Plaque Inscription/Text Associated: This tablet is placed by the Associated Alumni of the University of New Brunswick to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the conferring of the first degrees February 21st 1828. Daniel Hales Smith B.A Samuel Denny Lee Street B.A. Timothy Robert Wetmore B.A (Ad. Eundam)
Notes: L. Lee Street, grandson of Samuel Denny Lee Street and third generation to graduate from the college, unveiled the tablet. Dr. C.C Jones, Chancellor of the University, delivered a brief opening address. Dr. H.V.B Bridges, Principal of the Provincial Normal school, also gave an address to mark the occasion. The ceremony was held in the same hall in which the degrees were conferred a century ago.
The plaque bears the seal of the College of New Brunswick; a dove descending upon an open book upon which lies a cross.
- Plaque Inscription: University of New Brunswick Public Relations Department Photograph Collection; Series 2; Sub-series 3; File 721; Item 19
- UA RG 95 UNB Faculty Bulletin Vol. 2 no. 14 May 5, 1969 p. 10
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