Graduation features first Master's degree candidates
May 08, 2008

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Bryan College will celebrate its 76th commencement May 10 with its first-ever Master’s degree candidates receiving their degrees.President Livesay congratulates graduate Bonnie-Marie Yager at the May 2007 commencement.
 
The 140 undergraduates expected to march Saturday brings to more than 230 the number of degrees awarded since the May 2007 graduation. In addition, 11 Master's of Business Administration degree candidates are to receive their degrees.
 
Academic Vice President Dr. Cal White pointed out that after the May 2007 graduation, with 200 degree candidates participating, the college added a December commencement service, when 89 graduates received their degrees. He said that December graduations are to be a regular feature of the academic calendar, reflecting Bryan’s growing enrollment.
 
During the graduation ceremony, the college will present P.A. Boyd Awards to the man and woman “whose principles and character have secured for them the highest degree of influence over their fellow students;” an award for the underclassman having the highest academic average; an award to the Aspire degree completion student for the best research paper; an award to the student judged to have made the most progress; and the Faithfulness and Loyalty Award.
 
Special guests for the event will be members of the Class of 1958, who will receive their Golden Anniversary diplomas during the ceremony.
 
Graduation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on the Triangle lawn. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Rudd Auditorium.