While there’s still another week to go this semester, early graduates are already celebrating.
The mini-ceremony for December graduates took place on Dec. 9 in the 1862 Lounge with an opening statement by dean of students Bryan Bain.
Three of the graduates spoke at the ceremony. Religion major Emma Landowski lead the room in prayer. Afterward, business administration major Brandon Pribbernow and accounting major Summer Larzelere each read a speech.
“Home is not a place,” Larzelere said in her speech. “It’s people.”
Each graduating student was awarded a plaque. After the plaques were handed out, champagne was offered up for a room-wide toast.
The graduating students are still free to attend the large-scale graduation ceremony in spring.
According to systems and reporting specialist Darin Christians, the following students will be graduating after the fall semester of 2016:
Tou Long Lee
Mirko Tadic Peters