Of the 267 persons
on the graduation program May 6:
(Statistics courtesy of Benn Gibson, vice president for student services
and compiler of campus minutiae.)
- 68 completed last December
- 128 completed in May
- 71 plan completion in summer
- 3 received master's degrees (campus)
- 99 were campus students receiving bachelor's degrees
- 165 were professional studies students receiving bachelor's degrees
- 5 students received two degrees and were listed twice on the program.
(So if someone tells you they thought 272 students graduated, it means
they counted every name and didn't discard the five duplicates.)
are the class of 2000.
serve to enrich the campus community, as we are not just a cross-section
of the nation, but of the world.
are actively involved.
now, here we are, and the edge of tomorrow is just a blink away. For
many of us, we are unsure of what the future holds. But we rest on this
assurance from Jeremiah:
I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper
you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
my fellow graduates, I pray that the "Lord bless you and keep you; the
Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn
His face toward you and give you peace."
excerpted from remarks by Jeana Clark Senior Class President.
is appropriate to celebrate our achievement today. Fellow graduates,
we leave here today with increased knowledge, a greater capacity for
discipline, renewed determination, and a better understanding of what
it takes to be successful in life..
our achievements come several opportunities:
- To teach what we have learned.
- To promote good will and righteousness.
- And finally, to appreciate,
protect and defend the freedoms we enjoy in America that are too often
taken for granted.
today the torch is being passed to each and every one of us. How will
we carry the torch? I hope each of us will resolve to carry it high
and proud, leaving the next generation with an outstanding example to
from remarks by Dave Shank Professional Studies Center