Some 200 seniors are anticipating graduation on May 7 as the 2010-11 academic year winds to a close.
In keeping with a long-standing tradition, members of the Class of 1961 will be honored during graduation weekend and will receive their Golden Anniversary diplomas during the commencement service for the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS). And following a practice which began a year ago, graduates in the School of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) will have their own service on Saturday afternoon. This year, AGS will graduate on the Bryan campus rather than in Chattanooga.
Graduation festivities are to begin Friday, May 6, with Golden Grads returning to campus for fellowship, campus tours and a dinner. During their dessert time, members of the Class of 1961 will pray for the Class of 2011 at the conclusion of the vespers service.
During their senior trip the week of May 2, seniors will plan the vespers service as a time to reflect on their years at Bryan. Following the service they will be honored at a reception.
Saturday’s SAS commencement is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on the Triangle lawn. During the service college officials will present the P.A. Boyd Award for the man and woman having the greatest influence over their fellow students, the Faithfulness and Loyalty Award, the Most Progress Award, and the award for having the highest scholastic record. Senior Andrew Zimmerman will present the graduation address.
At 3 p.m. degrees will be conferred on graduates in the degree completion and MBA programs. A degree completion student will be presented an award for having the outstanding research paper in the program.