May 7, 2018 – On May 5, a mild and overcast morning, the Class of 2018 proudly turned their tassels as Bryan College conferred upon them their well-earned degrees. College president Dr. Stephen D. Livesay charged them with “honoring the motto of your alma matter, “Christ above all. For as you honor and live out that motto you honor Bryan College and all who have gone on before you representing this college throughout the world. And as you do so, you give encouragement and support to all who continue on in this ministry at Bryan.”
The morning ceremonies featured Abigail Brown as the senior class commencement speaker. Miss Brown spoke with poise and wit and reflected on the class of 2018’s time at Bryan College. Also speaking was Dr. Kenneth Hanna, former Bryan College president, who reflected on his time at Bryan College and encouraged the graduates to finish strong. A total of one hundred thirty two degrees were bestowed in the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Adult and Graduate Studies, including two Master of Arts in Christian Ministry degrees, six Master of Business Administration degrees, three Master of Education degrees, 65 Bachelor of Science degrees, 32 Bachelor of Arts degrees, 20 Bachelor of Business degrees, one Associate of Arts degree, and three Associate of Science degrees.
During this exciting weekend Bryan also welcomed back many alumni from the Class of 1968, who were honored as “Golden Grads,” receiving commemorative diplomas from Dr. Livesay during the commencement ceremony.
Alumni Director Paulakay Hall ’84 remarks, “make your life count, let your light shine… and make a difference Bryan lions. Welcome as our newest members of a priceless link in a golden chain of Bryan alumni.”
P.A. Boyd Prizes: Awarded to the seniors whose principles and character have secured for them the highest degree of influence over their fellow students.
- Emily Bell
- Stephen Ricketts
Highest Scholastic Record:
- Chesney Brakhage – 4.0
- Emily Teft
- Kevin Roenpage
Faithfulness and Loyalty Award:
- Chava Green
- Stephen Ricketts