After all papers were turned in and finals week was wrapped up, it was time for Truman State University’s spring graduates to celebrate. Mother Nature cooperated as the University welcomed friends and family members to campus for the Spring 2015 Commencement on May 9 in Stokes Stadium.
Prior to the Commencement Ceremony, graduates posed for photos by the fountain in front of the Student Union Building and by the original cupola from Kirk Memorial that now sits near the entrance to the Ruth Towne Museum.
In the afternoon, more than 1,100 graduates assembled in Baldwin Hall to line up for the march to Stokes Stadium for the Commencement Ceremony. Families, friends, and members of the Truman community filled the stadium to proudly watch as the University awarded 994 bachelor’s degrees and 136 master’s degrees.
During the Commencement Ceremony, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon offered remarks for the graduates, and Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J., an astronomer and president of the Vatican Observatory Foundation, presented the Commencement address. Keith Epperson (’82), vice president of the Truman Alumni Association, welcomed Truman’s newest alumni.
To celebrate the culmination of their tremendous academic achievements, a Graduation Reception was held on the Mall following the Commencement Ceremony for all new graduates.
Congratulations to our newest graduates. We’re proud of all your accomplishments!