Stephens College President Dianne Lynch will confer 119 bachelor’s degrees, 41 master’s degrees and three post-baccalaureate certificates during two Commencement ceremonies this weekend.
The undergraduate ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Missouri Theatre in downtown Columbia. In lieu of a speaker, Lynch will present a video tribute to the graduating class featuring memories and thoughts from graduates and faculty.
“The video is really a highlight of the ceremony,” said Dr. Annette Digby, vice president of academic affairs. “We decided a few years ago that the best way to celebrate our graduates was to let them hear from one another and from the professors who shaped their education here at Stephens. Attendees can expect lots of laughs and, perhaps, a few tears.”
Patrika Brown of Columbia is the class speaker, and Jennifer Hrebar-Ihler, president of the senior class, will also share some remarks.
Melody Parry, an instructor in the Master in Strategic Leadership program, will deliver the keynote speech at the graduate ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday in the Kimball Ballroom of Lela Raney Wood Hall.
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