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College to Hold 138th Annual Commencement Saturday

314 Degrees to Be Conferred, President to Give Address

May 6, 2014

Discussing the upcoming Commencement ceremony are, from the left, Jacob Spirk, President Jim Reynolds, Rebekah Muchmore and Isaac Garrison.

Discussing the upcoming Commencement ceremony are, from the left, Jacob Spirk, President Jim Reynolds, Rebekah Muchmore and Isaac Garrison.

Wilmington College will confer 314 Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees Saturday (May 10) at its 138th annual Commencement.

The seminal event, which has been the culmination of each academic year at WC since 1875, will be held with nearly 3,000 friends and family members of the graduates, along with faculty, staff and trustees, expected in Hermann Court.

Commencement Week also features a baccalaureate service, senior lunch, graduation rehearsal and class photograph Friday.

President Jim Reynolds will present the Commencement address with Jacob Spirk, a member of the Class of 2014, providing the welcome while Isaac Garrison ’14 will introduce the president. Selected to offer remarks are graduating seniors Rebekah Muchmore of Clarksville and Gwendoline Finegan of Cincinnati, respectively representing the main campus and Cincinnati Branch graduates.

Reynolds, along with Robert E. Touchton, chair of the Board of Trustees, Erika A. Goodwin, vice president for academic affairs, and Karen Garman, registrar/assistant dean for academic affairs, will handle the conferring of degrees.

Jill Naylor, a 2006 graduate, will welcome the graduates to membership in the Alumni Association. Graduating seniors Muchmore, Katie Watson and Megan McDonough will provide special music, the singing of Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be in My Heart,” with piano accompaniment by Rachel Kramer.

Also, McDonough will address her fellow seniors at the Friday lunch and Nate Godby will offer remarks at the baccalaureate service, which is under the direction of campus minister Daniel Kasztelan.