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|Successful Commencement at Monmouth College
|To say Sunday was a good day for Monmouth College and its president, Doctor Mauri Ditzler, might be an understatement.
"You're a special class to me," Ditzler told the Class of 2010 Sunday. "You are the first class that was recruited while I was at Monmouth College."
Ditzler, who became Monmouth College's 13th president in 2005, told the 277 graduates at Sunday's commencement ceremony he's sure he's met and talked with many of them often in the four years since they've come to the college, and he's quite proud of them.
Of course, part of the reason Ditzler could be so proud is how much he says those students have already given back to their alma mater.
"This class gave a gift that was five-times larger than the previous Senior class (gave)," Ditzler said. "That just simply is one more representation of the great spirit that this class has had."
Ditzler says, simply, he'll miss the Class of 2010.
In addition to the 277 Bachelors degrees given out Sunday, there were two honorary degrees given, and four faculty members were honored for receiving promotions.
Several retirees were honored as well, including the college's chaplain, Doctor B. Kathleen Fannin, who's provided a prayer at the last 12 commencement ceremonies.
(Faculty and administrators congregate in Wallace Hall Plaza Sunday before Monmouth College's Commencement Ceremony begins.)
(Students line up on the sidewalk in front of Wallace Hall Plaza prior to Commencement ceremonies beginning.)
(A family takes pictures of their graduate Sunday before the Commencement ceremonies.)
(The Monmouth College Pipe Band leads the procession.)
(Brittany Cecil, Moline, receives her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Monmouth College president Dr. Mauri Ditzler Sunday. Cecil graduated Summa Cum Laude. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
|05 17 10 by Newsroom
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