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More Than 900 Graduate in Spring Commencement Ceremonies


Pennsylvania College of Technology held three commencement ceremonies May 15-16 for more than 900 students who petitioned to graduate following the Spring 2015 semester. The Friday afternoon proceedings at the Community Arts Center honored students from the School of Business & Hospitality and the School of Construction & Design Technologies. The School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies and the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies were featured Saturday morning, while students from the School of Health Sciences and the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications graduated during the afternoon session. Student speakers were Matthew J. Glodowski, of Hainesport, New Jersey, awarded a bachelor’s degree in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration on Friday; Andrew S. Manley, of Cogan Station, who earned two bachelor’s degrees – information technology sciences: gaming and simulation, and software development and information management on Saturday morning; and Bethany M. Reppert, of Minersville, who received a bachelor’s degree in applied human services Saturday afternoon. The college also bestowed three Excellence in Teaching Awards and three alumni awards.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor; Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue;
Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday; Becky J. Shaner, alumni relations specialist;
and Larry D. Kauffman, digital publishing specialist/photographer

President Davie Jane Gilmour with her cell phone, inviting others to snap away and use #pctgrad when posting to social media. "After all, we are a college of technology!" she said.
President Davie Jane Gilmour with her cell phone, inviting others to snap away and use #pctgrad when posting to social media. “After all, we are a college of technology!” she said.

Matthew J. Glodowski, who conscientiously led both the Architecture Club and the U.S. Green Building Council Students of Penn College, takes to the magnificent Community Arts Center stage for his Friday address.
Matthew J. Glodowski, who conscientiously led both the Architecture Club and the U.S. Green Building Council Students of Penn College, takes to the magnificent Community Arts Center stage for his Friday address.

In a speech that made several parallels between gaming and life, Andrew S. Manley champions the thrill of playing as an antidote to inevitable failure ...
In a speech that made several parallels between gaming and life, Andrew S. Manley champions the thrill of playing as an antidote to inevitable failure …

... prompting a standing ovation from classmates that flowed throughout the venue.
… prompting a standing ovation from classmates that flowed throughout the venue.

Bethany M. Reppert, whose healthy brand of student activism surely left her community better than she found it, followed her script but not her game plan. She said she'd hoped to just do her schoolwork and stay under the radar, but frequent on- and off-campus volunteer opportunities gave her little choice but to get involved.
Bethany M. Reppert, whose healthy brand of student activism surely left her community better than she found it, followed her script but not her game plan. She said she’d hoped to just do her schoolwork and stay under the radar, but frequent on- and off-campus volunteer opportunities gave her little choice but to get involved.

Cody M. Yonkin, a culinary arts technology major from South Williamsport, savors his moment with the president ...
Cody M. Yonkin, a culinary arts technology major from South Williamsport, savors his moment with the president …

... and, prior to commencement, with Rachel C. Bryant, a baking and pastry arts student from State College.
… and, prior to commencement, with Rachel C. Bryant, a baking and pastry arts student from State College.

Graduates of the legal assistant-paralegal major stop on their way to the Community Arts Center.
Graduates of the legal assistant-paralegal major stop on their way to the Community Arts Center.

The Danish phrase on aviation maintenance technician graduate Kathreen D. Larsen’s cap translates to “Never is not an option.” She chose the phrase because she was told many times that she would “never” be an aviation mechanic. She chose the language based on her lineage.
The Danish phrase on aviation maintenance technician graduate Kathreen D. Larsen’s cap translates to “Never is not an option.” She chose the phrase because she was told many times that she would “never” be an aviation mechanic. She chose the language based on her lineage.

The happiness of 2015 Wildcat "Athlete of the Year," volleyball player and graphic design grad Courtney L. Gernert, of Palmyra, can't be constrained.
The happiness of 2015 Wildcat “Athlete of the Year,” volleyball player and graphic design grad Courtney L. Gernert, of Palmyra, can’t be constrained.

Degree candidates move into their rightful place in the center of attention.
Degree candidates move into their rightful place in the center of attention.

Say "fromage!" A surprised teaching honoree Chef Charles R. Niedermyer II lightens the moment by taking a selfie with the college's leader ...
Say “fromage!” A surprised teaching honoree Chef Charles R. Niedermyer II lightens the moment by taking a selfie with the college’s leader …

... and keeps smiling as he thanks the college community and his biggest supporter (his wife, Nova).
… and keeps smiling as he thanks the college community and his biggest supporter (his wife, Nova).

The president congratulates faculty honoree John G. Upcraft, instructor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing, a popular mentor to the SAE Baja team and the first recipient of a bachelor's degree from Penn College.
The president congratulates faculty honoree John G. Upcraft, instructor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing, a popular mentor to the SAE Baja team and the first recipient of a bachelor’s degree from Penn College.

Collision repair instructor Roy H. Klinger, who has helped take the automotive restoration technology major into national prominence, expresses his gratitude for his Excellence in Teaching award.
Collision repair instructor Roy H. Klinger, who has helped take the automotive restoration technology major into national prominence, expresses his gratitude for his Excellence in Teaching award.

Understandably all smiles is Brittany L. Delmo, a plastics and polymer engineering technology major from Milford.

Preserving an already-unforgettable moment
Preserving an already-unforgettable moment

Victory, an appropriate gesture to celebrate a degree won
Victory, an appropriate gesture to celebrate a degree won

A reverent and hopeful audience pays heed.
A reverent and hopeful audience pays heed.

Maxwell A. Davert, graduating in building science and sustainable design, waits to be announced by Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management/associate provost. Davert, whose college years were marked by a series of well-received videos shot from a quadcopter, included the DJI logo and slogan on his mortarboard to acknowledge the drone's manufacturer.
Maxwell A. Davert, graduating in building science and sustainable design, waits to be announced by Carolyn R. Strickland, vice president for enrollment management/associate provost. Davert, whose college years were marked by a series of well-received videos shot from a quadcopter, included the DJI logo and slogan on his mortarboard to acknowledge the drone’s manufacturer.

As the clock ticks toward Friday's procession, culinary arts and systems major Briana R. Helmick, of Hershey, makes one last assessment in a Genetti Hotel mirror.
As the clock ticks toward Friday’s procession, culinary arts and systems major Briana R. Helmick, of Hershey, makes one last assessment in a Genetti Hotel mirror.

A faculty member enjoying the student side of commencement, welding lecturer Matthew W. Nolan smiles to his family. Nolan, who already holds degrees in welding (1987) and occupational therapy assistant (1996), added a bachelor's in technology management Friday.
A faculty member enjoying the student side of commencement, welding lecturer Matthew W. Nolan smiles to his family. Nolan, who already holds degrees in welding (1987) and occupational therapy assistant (1996), added a bachelor’s in technology management Friday.

Friday's student speaker, is encouraged by John M. Young, a member of the college's board of directors.
Friday’s student speaker, is encouraged by John M. Young, a member of the college’s board of directors.

The family of Adam T. Engel, of South Williamsport, who graduated in business administration: marketing concentration, gathers in the drizzle for a group photo – only a fraction of the group, in fact, that was on hand for his commencement.
The family of Adam T. Engel, of South Williamsport, who graduated in business administration: marketing concentration, gathers in the drizzle for a group photo – only a fraction of the group, in fact, that was on hand for his commencement.

How many college graduates does it take to fill a photo frame?
How many college graduates does it take to fill a photo frame?

Dylan N. Murray, of Jersey Shore, among the first graduates in the four-year-old information technology sciences-gaming and simulation major.
Dylan N. Murray, of Jersey Shore, among the first graduates in the four-year-old information technology sciences-gaming and simulation major.

The bow tie has it!
The bow tie has it!

Adam J. Yoder accepts his Volunteer of the Year award and offers advice to new alumni about staying involved with Penn College.
Adam J. Yoder accepts his Volunteer of the Year award and offers advice to new alumni about staying involved with Penn College.

Joseph H. and Barbara A. Reynolds receive the president's profound congratulations on accepting their alumni Humanitarian/Citizenship Award.
Joseph H. and Barbara A. Reynolds receive the president’s profound congratulations on accepting their alumni Humanitarian/Citizenship Award.

Welder, artist and award-winning faculty member and alumnus, Michael K. Patterson includes public speaking in his expansive repertoire. Patterson was surprised with presentation of his certificate in welding from Williamsport Area Community College, which he earned in 1977 but never received.
Welder, artist and award-winning faculty member and alumnus, Michael K. Patterson includes public speaking in his expansive repertoire. Patterson was surprised with presentation of his certificate in welding from Williamsport Area Community College, which he earned in 1977 but never received.

Sheltered from the spring storm are archery standout Kendel F. Baier, of Jersey Shore, with her proud mother, Valerie A., administrative assistant to the president. Baier, who earned a degree in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, is pursuing a master's degree at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Sheltered from the spring storm are archery standout Kendel F. Baier, of Jersey Shore, with her proud mother, Valerie A., administrative assistant to the president. Baier, who earned a degree in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration, is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

A Wildcat student-athlete – golfer Nicholas J. Krupka, of Allentown – receives his degree in industrial and human factors design.
A Wildcat student-athlete – golfer Nicholas J. Krupka, of Allentown – receives his degree in industrial and human factors design.

The 3-year-old daughter of Benjamin A. Hess (accompanied off-camera by her mother, Stephanie) is proudly in Dad's corner on graduation day. Hess, a 2003 Alumnus Achievement Award winner, added a bachelor's in technology management to his 1995 associate degree in computer aided drafting and design.
The 3-year-old daughter of Benjamin A. Hess (accompanied off-camera by her mother, Stephanie) is proudly in Dad’s corner on graduation day. Hess, a 2003 Alumnus Achievement Award winner, added a bachelor’s in technology management to his 1995 associate degree in computer aided drafting and design.

From left, building construction technology instructors Levon A. Whitmyer and Barney A. Kahn IV celebrate with new grads (and Penn College Construction Association members) Vincent S. Del Monte, of Berlin, New Jersey, and Mark A. Lapszynski, of Kennett Square.
From left, building construction technology instructors Levon A. Whitmyer and Barney A. Kahn IV celebrate with new grads (and Penn College Construction Association members) Vincent S. Del Monte, of Berlin, New Jersey, and Mark A. Lapszynski, of Kennett Square.

A quote from Walt Disney appropriately adorns the cap of Michelle M. Holzmann, a building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration student from Saylorsburg.
A quote from Walt Disney appropriately adorns the cap of Michelle M. Holzmann, a building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration student from Saylorsburg.

Hard work and persistence pay off for Thomas H. Bressler, a food and hospitality management major from Williamsport.
Hard work and persistence pay off for Thomas H. Bressler, a food and hospitality management major from Williamsport.

These cowboy boots were made for walkin' across the Community Arts Center stage.
These cowboy boots were made for walkin’ across the Community Arts Center stage.

A future in full flower
A future in full flower

Body language that shouts "Yes, I can!"
Body language that shouts “Yes, I can!”

No matter what's next, she has his back.
No matter what’s next, she has his back.

Abdulrahman R. Aldebas, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology student – and the School of Construction & Design Technologies' first Saudi Arabian graduate – crosses the stage ...
Abdulrahman R. Aldebas, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning design technology student – and the School of Construction & Design Technologies’ first Saudi Arabian graduate – crosses the stage …

... and is later congratulated outside by Marc E. Bridgens, school dean.
… and is later congratulated outside by Marc E. Bridgens, school dean.

Smiles that say "confidence"
Smiles that say “confidence”

A congratulatory hug
A congratulatory hug

The glow of a brand-new grad
The glow of a brand-new grad

The president shares a favorite quote from Mae West, undeniable wisdom from an unlikely source.
The president shares a favorite quote from Mae West, undeniable wisdom from an unlikely source.

Mom, forest technology graduate Karen P. Sangl, and daughter leave the theater together.
Mom, forest technology graduate Karen P. Sangl, and daughter leave the theater together.

Nursing graduate Julie H. Carr flashes a smile on her way to the ceremony … and then to work in an intensive care unit.
Nursing graduate Julie H. Carr flashes a smile on her way to the ceremony … and then to work in an intensive care unit.

Floating through their day to remember
Floating through their day to remember

Derek E. Teay, of Northampton, a campus leader among IT students, attains his degree in software development and information management.

An early childhood education graduate, set to pour her heart into her work.
An early childhood education graduate, set to pour her heart into her work.

Bryan T. Robinson, of Gilbertsville, a plastics and polymer engineering technology graduate, reunites outdoors with supporters – including Timothy E. Weston, associate professor and department head.
Bryan T. Robinson, of Gilbertsville, a plastics and polymer engineering technology graduate, reunites outdoors with supporters – including Timothy E. Weston, associate professor and department head.

Michael A. Coletti, a technology management alumnus from Yorktown Heights, New York, is framed for social media ...
Michael A. Coletti, a technology management alumnus from Yorktown Heights, New York, is framed for social media …

... before being greeted with more friendly signage.
… before being greeted with more friendly signage.

A day filled with happiness and handshakes
A day filled with happiness and handshakes

Soon-to-be-graduates share laughs with their faculty mentors as participants take their places.
Soon-to-be-graduates share laughs with their faculty mentors as participants take their places.

Associate degree candidates set a festive tone.
Associate degree candidates set a festive tone.

And in the turn of a tassel, a baccalaureate candidate becomes "the real deal."
And in the turn of a tassel, a baccalaureate candidate becomes “the real deal.”

As the faculty recess, a beach ball is launched aloft.
As the faculty recess, a beach ball is launched aloft.

"Old" friends, fairly recent alumni all, take a selfie before commencement. From left are Adam J. Yoder, Sarah R. Shott and Brian D. Walton.
“Old” friends, fairly recent alumni all, take a selfie before commencement. From left are Adam J. Yoder, Sarah R. Shott and Brian D. Walton.

As rain coincides with Friday's recessional, grads hug their well-wishers under the CAC marquee.
As rain coincides with Friday’s recessional, grads hug their well-wishers under the CAC marquee.

The unstoppable power of a college education
The unstoppable power of a college education

Katelyn M.McNaughton, of Malvern, snaps a photo of Kimberly R.Martinez, of Jersey Shore, with Brian D. Walton, assistant dean of business and hospitality. The women earned degrees in business administration: marketing concentration; Martinez was enrolled in Walton's First Year Experience class in Fall 2012.
Katelyn M.McNaughton, of Malvern, snaps a photo of Kimberly R.Martinez, of Jersey Shore, with Brian D. Walton, assistant dean of business and hospitality. The women earned degrees in business administration: marketing concentration; Martinez was enrolled in Walton’s First Year Experience class in Fall 2012.

A smile as bright as his future
A smile as bright as his future

Friends and family envelop the graduates, physically and emotionally.
Friends and family envelop the graduates, physically and emotionally.

The heart-pounding backstage moment before the dream comes true
The heart-pounding backstage moment before the dream comes true

A diploma is presented to Sarah Boyer, a dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration student from Great Mills, Maryland, who also received the Patricia L. Saxton Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award. The award is presented in recognition of President Gilmour's mother, who died March 28.
A diploma is presented to Sarah E. Boyer, a dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration student from Great Mills, Maryland, who also received the Patricia L. Saxton Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award. The award is presented in recognition of President Gilmour’s mother, who died March 28.

Anticipatory smiles are part of the pre-commencement wardrobe.
Anticipatory smiles are part of the pre-commencement wardrobe.

A new breed of superheroes, able to help the sick with a singular skill.
A new breed of superheroes, able to help the sick with a singular skill.

A closed-circuit screen helps broadcast the proceedings throughout the spacious theater.
A closed-circuit screen helps broadcast the proceedings throughout the spacious theater.

Saturday morning's final graduate, class representative Manley, gets a sincere presidential sendoff.
Saturday morning’s final graduate, class representative Manley, gets a sincere presidential sendoff.

Among Saturday's graduates in electronics and computer engineering technology is Thomas J. Koren, of Warminster.
Among Saturday’s graduates in electronics and computer engineering technology is Thomas J. Koren, of Warminster.

"Selfie fever" proves contagious on-stage.
“Selfie fever” proves contagious on-stage.

Plastics and polymer engineering technology grad Mohammed A Kanwi with John R. Bartomolucci, assistant professor of plastics technology
Plastics and polymer engineering technology grad Mohammed A Kanwi with John R. Bartomolucci, assistant professor of plastics technology

An aspirational message
An aspirational message

Celebrating with a special fan
Celebrating with a special fan

Crossing the street to escape the crowd and finding a natural canopy to deflect raindrops, a family creates a photo op.
Crossing the street to escape the crowd and finding a natural canopy to deflect raindrops, a family creates a photo op.

A new grad exults in his brief "lei-over" between career preparedness and official entry to the working world.
A new grad exults in his brief “lei-over” between career preparedness and official entry to the working world.

Kimberly A. Venti, of Muncy, who served in the Air Force from 1987-91, is among the 36 graduating veterans honored with rousing applause. A financial aid specialist at the college, Venti earned her four-year degree in technology management.
Kimberly A. Venti, of Muncy, who served in the Air Force from 1987-91, is among the 36 graduating veterans honored with rousing applause. A financial aid specialist at the college, Venti earned her four-year degree in technology management.

Shayna L. Zerby, a baking and pastry arts graduate from Lock Haven, gauges the personal benefit of her academic accomplishment.
Shayna L. Zerby, a baking and pastry arts graduate from Lock Haven, gauges the personal benefit of her academic accomplishment.

Accenting the requisite graduation gown with something decidedly less uniform
Accenting the requisite graduation gown with something decidedly less uniform

Chef Charles R. Niedermyer II, an alumnus and one of the weekend's teaching honorees, surrenders to a photographer's request.
Chef Charles R. Niedermyer II, an alumnus and one of the weekend’s teaching honorees, surrenders to a photographer’s request.

White-shirted members of the architectural technology faculty – Naim N.Jabbour (left) and Daniel L. Brooks – are surrounded by cheerful and grateful students.
White-shirted members of the architectural technology faculty – Naim N.Jabbour (left) and Daniel L. Brooks – are surrounded by cheerful and grateful students.

A self-styled endorsement of one's own academic performance
A self-styled endorsement of one’s own academic performance

A full house – and what a house it is!
A full house – and what a house it is!

In a sea of caps, some islands of self-expression ...
In a sea of caps, some islands of self-expression …

... including Brianna R. Helmick's nod to a tool of her trade.
… including Brianna R. Helmick’s nod to a tool of her trade.

One of the college's newest alums shares his happiness (and his graduation cap) with a friend.
One of the college’s newest alums shares his happiness (and his graduation cap) with a friend.

A future Wildcat tries college on for size.
A future Wildcat tries college on for size.

Graduates bond in front of their marquee mention.
Graduates bond in front of their marquee mention.

Family love surrounds Saturday morning's speaker – including Dad Stephen A. Manley (to his left), executive chef at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.
Family love surrounds Saturday morning’s speaker – including Dad Stephen A. Manley (to his left), executive chef at Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.

Applied human services major and Saturday afternoon speaker, Reppert also received the President's Award for campus service and leadership.
Applied human services major and Saturday afternoon speaker, Reppert also received the President’s Award for campus service and leadership.

Seeming superheroes keep their date with a diploma.
Seeming superheroes keep their date with a diploma.

A heartfelt embrace
A heartfelt embrace

A bird’s-eye-view of post-graduation activity
A bird’s-eye-view of post-graduation activity

A graduate’s mortarboard testifies to her next chapter.
A graduate’s mortarboard testifies to her next chapter.

A picture of Penn College pride, as father and son celebrate.
A picture of Penn College pride, as father and son celebrate.

Many devices with one purpose: capturing their student favorites as they enter the theater.
Many devices with one purpose: capturing their student favorites as they enter the theater.

A heartfelt moment with Sandra L. Karnes, speech communications-composition faculty, and her son, Christopher J. Kent, of Bloomsburg, who graduated in renewable energy technologies.
A heartfelt moment with Sandra L. Karnes, speech communications-composition faculty, and her son, Christopher J. Kent, of Bloomsburg, who graduated in renewable energy technologies.

Spending the day with those who helped get him there
Spending the day with those who helped get him there

Penn College Police Officer Charles E. O'Brien says farewell to another group of students-turned-friends.
Penn College Police Officer Charles E. O’Brien says farewell to another group of students-turned-friends.

Three grads pause for a photo during the Saturday morning procession.
Three grads pause for a photo during the Saturday morning procession.

Annette M. Counterman, of Milton, is presented with her diploma by her husband, Arthur L., an instructor of electrical technology/occupations.
Annette M. Counterman, of Milton, is presented with her diploma by her husband, Arthur L., an instructor of electrical technology/occupations.

A lineup of smart-phone wielding photographers faces a lineup of new graduates.
A lineup of smart-phone wielding photographers faces a lineup of new graduates.

Proudly sporting the colors of his beloved Sigma Nu fraternity, Christopher M. Scheller freezes time with the president. The Sykesville, Maryland, resident graduated in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.
Proudly sporting the colors of his beloved Sigma Nu fraternity, Christopher M. Scheller freezes time with the president. The Sykesville, Maryland, resident graduated in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.

A baking and pastry arts shout-out
A baking and pastry arts shout-out

Fist-pumping with pride
Fist-pumping with pride

A group of early childhood education students
A group of early childhood education students

A venue as grand as the event it hosts
A venue as grand as the event it hosts

Eyes front as students look back on their college years
Eyes front as students look back on their college years

Fluid moves and a carefree spirit carry Wilmer I. Clase, of Lancaster, across the stage. After receiving his architectural technology degree Friday, he will return in the fall to work toward a bachelor's in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.
Fluid moves and a carefree spirit carry Wilmer I. Clase, of Lancaster, across the stage. After receiving his architectural technology degree Friday, he will return in the fall to work toward a bachelor’s in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.

Todd S. Woodling (left), assistant professor of building automation technologies, prepares to lead his former students into the auditorium.
Todd S. Woodling (left), assistant professor of building automation technologies, prepares to lead his former students into the auditorium.

The woman under the cap, Meriah B. Port, tested this notion; she hadn’t planned to go to college because it wasn’t her “thing,” but received her associate degree in engineering CAD technology.
The woman under the cap, Meriah B. Port, tested this notion; she hadn’t planned to go to college because it wasn’t her “thing,” but received her associate degree in engineering CAD technology.

The extended family of Anthony P. Levan Jr., a graphic design major and college gallery attendant from Herndon, fittingly poses along the "Avenue of the Arts."
The extended family of Anthony P. Levan Jr., a graphic design major and college gallery attendant from Herndon, fittingly poses along the “Avenue of the Arts.”

Colorful shoes complement the flowers, making for a springy statement.
Colorful shoes complement the flowers, making for a springy statement.

A presidential welcome
A presidential welcome

Two grads show off their diploma folders.
Two grads show off their diploma folders.

The deserved smile of a soon-to-be graduate
The deserved smile of a soon-to-be graduate

Reppert's cap telegraphs her resolve to follow through on daunting tasks via Data Assessment Planning.
Reppert’s cap telegraphs her resolve to follow through on daunting tasks via Data Assessment Planning.

An understated celebration of an over-the-moon milestone
An understated celebration of an over-the-moon milestone

A handsome pair of smiles in front of The Genetti Hotel.
A handsome pair of smiles in front of The Genetti Hotel.

There's always time for another student photo, this time with Matthew A. Bamonte, of Milton, an inaugural graduate in information technology sciences-gaming and simulation.
There’s always time for another student photo, this time with Matthew A. Bamonte, of Milton, an inaugural graduate in information technology sciences-gaming and simulation.

Since her mom wouldn’t allow her to wear her cowboy boots, this problem-solving cowgirl/nursing grad found another way to include them in her academic regalia.
Since her mom wouldn’t allow her to wear her cowboy boots, this problem-solving cowgirl/nursing grad found another way to include them in her academic regalia.

Lance R. Roan, a graduate in information technology: information assurance and security concentration, poses for a photo with his proud parents.
Lance R. Roan, a graduate in information technology: information assurance and security concentration, poses for a photo with his proud parents.

A beaming group: graduates of Web and interactive media, with faculty member Denise S. Leete.
A beaming group: graduates of Web and interactive media, with faculty member Denise S. Leete.

Outshining the Community Arts Center’s future headliners, a couple poses for photos before the marquee.
Outshining the Community Arts Center’s future headliners, a couple poses for photos before the marquee.

River Valley Transit buses take graduates and their families back and forth between the Arts Center and the main campus.
River Valley Transit buses take graduates and their families back and forth between the Arts Center and the main campus.

Honoring a higher power on a special day
Honoring a higher power on a special day

A multigenerational mix marks the special day.
A multigenerational mix marks the special day.

A student includes Steven P. Johnson, a member of the college's board of directors, in the selfie stream.
A student includes Steven P. Johnson, a member of the college’s board of directors, in the selfie stream.

A footloose finalist for "Dancing With the Grads."
A footloose finalist for “Dancing With the Grads.”

A mirthful march to the Saturday afternoon ceremony
A mirthful march to the Saturday afternoon ceremony

An inspirational dental hygiene cap
An inspirational dental hygiene cap

The double thumbs-up
The double thumbs-up

Classmates pause for a final photo before the Saturday afternoon ceremony.
Classmates pause for a final photo before the Saturday afternoon ceremony.

A triumphant Matthew R. Clugston, of Philadelphia, earning a bachelor's degree in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration
A triumphant Matthew R. Clugston, of Philadelphia, earning a bachelor’s degree in residential construction technology and management: building construction technology concentration

The president sends a beach ball back into play during her recessional from the theater.
The president sends a beach ball back into play during her recessional from the theater.

Wearing stoles from Lambda Epsilon Chi, the national paralegal honor society, a pair of grads smiles for the camera.
Wearing stoles from Lambda Epsilon Chi, the national paralegal honor society, a pair of grads smiles for the camera.

A School of Health Sciences graduate displays a justifiably proud smile during the walk down William Street.
A School of Health Sciences graduate displays a justifiably proud smile during the walk down William Street.

Jubilation by the handfuls.
Jubilation by the handfuls.

Drawing on a Biblical proverb about a worthy woman: strength, dignity and no fear of the future.
Drawing on a Biblical proverb about a worthy woman: strength, dignity and no fear of the future.

A trio of building automation technology graduates
A trio of building automation technology graduates

Happy Saturday morning graduates head to the Community Arts Center.
Happy Saturday morning graduates head to the Community Arts Center.

An end to the academic year, an exodus to celebration
An end to the academic year, an exodus to celebration

The day's most coveted object: a college degree, held by fewer than 7 percent of the world's population.
The day’s most coveted object: a college degree, held by fewer than 7 percent of the world’s population.

 

 

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