President Michael F. McLean; Head Chaplain Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J.; and Mother M. Assumpta Long, O.P. walk toward the academic quadrangle for the Commencement ceremony.
Members of the Class of 2012 …
… process down the staircase by the Guadalupe Fountain.
Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P., offers the invocation.
Michaella E. Pape (’12) sings the National Anthem.
Noel K. Bulger (’12) leads the Pledge of Allegiance.
James W. Thompson (’12) delivers the Senior Address …
… eliciting laughter from his classmates.
Co-founder Peter L. DeLuca receives the Medallion of Saint Thomas Aquinas from Chairman of the Board of Governors R. James Wensley.
Co-founder John W. Neumayr also receives the Medallion, the College’s highest honor.
Mr. Wensley presents Mother Assumpta with the Medallion.
Mother Assumpta prepares to deliver the Commencement Address.
Fr. Buckley blesses the diplomas.
Dean Brian T. Kelly hugs his daughter, Grace (’12) after fitting her with her graduate hood.
Fr. Buckley distributes the diplomas.
Avery M. Upchurch (’12) ceremoniously flips her tassel after receiving her diploma.
Dr. McLean offers the Charge to the Graduating Class.
Members of the Class of 2012 sing Non nobis, Domine, Domine non nobis, Domine Sed nomini, sed nomini, tuo da gloriam — “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory.”
Chaplain Rev. Hildebrand Garceau, O.Praem, delivers the benediction.
Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
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