On the morning of Sunday, May 13th we had to once again say good-bye to a whole bunch of outstanding young men and women wearing green and gold regalia. This year we had 120 students receiving their baccalaureate degrees at spring graduation. They had gone through the campus-wide graduation ceremony the day before in Zable Stadium. This was the first time in many years that the main ceremony was held outside. The weather held up Ok, although it was a bit warm for some, and this year’s commencement speaker senator Mark Warner, delivered a fine and uplifting speech. We had our departmental – with a few Neuroscience majors included – graduation ceremony in Trinkle Hall again this year. Many students got to take pictures with faculty and friends after the ceremony. The reception was in the Market Place which was a big hit with students and those visiting us.
During our departmental graduation ceremony, we named this year’s Major of the Year, Laura Anderson. Laura is not only a truly impressive student, but also an equally remarkable young lady. She has always been fully and faithfully dedicated to Kinesiology & Health Sciences. Laura has always had a clear picture of what her future would look like and after leaving us at W&M, she will begin her doctoral program in physical therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University this fall. Laura’s excellence as a student while here at The College is perhaps best signified by the fact that she was inducted into the highly selective academic community of Phi Beta Kappa. Her speech can be found in the News Articles.