Bryan celebrates 73rd commencement
May 08, 2006

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One hundred sixty-four graduates received their diplomas during the College’s 73rd commencement exercises May 6, and 33 members of the Class of 1956 received certificates marking their class’ golden anniversary.
 
During the service the college awarded 99 Bachelor of Science degrees and 66 Bachelor of Arts degrees, as Keelan Diehl of Little Falls, Minn., received both a B.A. degree in communication arts and a B.S. degree in business administration: economics-finance and management.
 
Timothy St. John of Anniston, Ala., and Kimberlee Storey of York, Pa., received the P.A. Boyd Award, presented to a senior man and woman whose character has given them the highest degree of influence over their fellow students.
 
Mr. Diehl and Michelle Ehmling of Hixson, Tenn., were recognized for having the highest scholastic record in their class, Mr. Diehl for the traditional undergraduate program and Ms. Ehmling for the Aspire degree completion program.
 
Susanna Gordon of Athens, Tenn., was honored for having made the most progress during her years at Bryan.
 
Matthew Henderson of Pinehurst, Texas, received the Faithfulness and Loyalty Award, recognizing his contribution to the college community.
 
Amanda Held of Dayton, Tenn., and Jeffery Tanner of Chattanooga, Tenn., delivered graduation addresses, representing their classmates in the traditional and Aspire programs, respectively.