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‘Grad Finale’ Provides Pre-Commencement Convenience for More Than 550 Near-Alumni

Tyler L. Walter, a building science and sustainable design major from New Paris, obtains his cap and gown from The College Store's Joan M. Gilbert (foreground) and Antoinette M. Giannattasio Adell M. Williams, of Canton, about to graduate with a nursing degree, attends with her son, Talin, recipient of a Penn College Alumni camo cap Becky J. Shaner, alumni relations assistant, eases the registration process for Laura J. Woltz, an architectural technology student from Cogan Station Student Activities' Michael J. Hersh applauds at his table, where free popcorn and a prize wheel drew a crowd The Penn College Wildcat dons appropriate regalia for an academic celebrationTuesday afternoon’s Grad Finale in Penn’s Inn offered soon-to-be Penn College alumni a convenient locale from which to check off their commencement “to-do list” all in one day. With assistance from a roomful of campus helping hands, May graduates could pick up commencement tickets, purchase their caps and gowns, order their graduation announcements, and learn more about the benefits of Alumni Association membership. A total of 553 students attended the event, which also included merchandise giveaways, free refreshments and a visit from the Wildcat mascot.
Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, photo editor

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