Images from the 2019 Berea College Commencement and Baccalaureate


This past weekend, we ushered the Class of 2019 into the next phase of their lives. Commencement is always a joyous and emotional experience, and I’ve selected a number of photos that I hope reflect the totality of the day, starting with the Nurse’s Pinning Ceremony, the Baccalaureate service, Commencement itself, featuring processions, music, awards and addresses, and finally the party on the Quad.  Through it all the joy and emotion of the students emerges.

Every year, after the students have worked so hard and accomplished so much, and after so many fine Bereans have also worked so hard with them throughout their time at Berea, I am proud and deeply honored to present the students with their diplomas.  (I also want to mention that at least 50 wonderful Berea College employees work very hard to make sure the whole day turns out just the way we want it to.  Our heartfelt thanks to all of them, too.)

My hope is that all of our new alumni follow their passions, find success in whatever they do, and stay in touch with us. Congratulations to all!

The Joy of Commencement

Faculty and Labor Supervisors welcome and encourage the processing graduates