Randolph College will celebrate the graduation of the Class of 2016 in several events this weekend. About 142 students will receive bachelor’s degrees and approximately 10 will receive master’s degrees.
On Saturday, the College will hold Baccalaureate, a celebration of faith and thanksgiving, at 11 a.m. in Houston Memorial Chapel. Randolph English professor Gary Dop will deliver the Baccalaureate address. At 3 p.m., a hooding and awards ceremony for master’s degree recipients will be held in the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College.
Also part of Saturday’s events is Daisy Chain, a beloved tradition that honors the friendships between the sophomore and senior class, which will be held at 3:30 p.m. Garden Party, a celebration for the members of the graduating class, their families, and faculty, will be held in Michels Plaza at 4 p.m.
The weekend will culminate with the Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Mabel K. Whiteside Greek Theatre in The Dell. Jolley Bruce Christman ’69, trustee emerita, will serve as keynote speaker for the ceremony. Her speech will highlight the College’s past, present, and future as part of its nearly yearlong celebration of the 125th anniversary of its founding as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. (Find more information and events at www.randolphcollege.edu/125.) Other speakers will include Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman and Dina Velazco ’16, president of the graduating class.Tags: 125th anniversary, Commencement, graduation, Jolley Christman, masters degrees, traditions