Baccalaureate Service - May 4, 2012
Lori Kitchen opens in prayer
President Corlis McGee brings greetings
Allisandra Mowles shares her faith journey at ENC
Shane Burt-Miller shares his testimony
Kenneth Scherdell prays before the message
The A Cappella Choir sings from the balcony as an offering is taken
Chaplain and VP for Spiritual Development and Church Relations, Corey MacPherson, gives the sermon
Corey challenges students to "remember your table manners" from Luke 14:7-14
Graduates and families listen to the message sprinkled with humor and truths
Dr. Timothy Shetler leads the congregation in hymns
The Commissioning Ceremony - Lead by Dr. McGee, faculty and parents unite in sending the students to their futures
Eric Magnuson gives the benediction
The Senior Celebration in Lahue, hosted by the Alumni Association!
Josh assesses the chocolate fountain
Allison and Alyssa!
Candace and Mary!
Lahue gymnasium is transformed
The Cola family!
Phi Delta Lambda Honors Society inductees
Students give testimonies at the Munro Society luncheon
A cloudy day, but no rain in sight!
Helping with their new Alumni Association pins
Lining up to walk!
Masters of Education graduates!
L-R: Commencement Speaker Dr. Jossie Owens, President McGee, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Ken Mills
Faculty meet in the lobby of Lahue
Flag bearers are ready to go!
The Symphonic Winds gives a pre-commencement concert
Families gather to hear the music and prepare for the ceremony
Music Education student Rebecca Boddie takes a turn conducting
Lining up and ready to start!
Flags of the graduates' home countries
Dr. Lowell Hall with his camera (trying to capture the photographer!)
Cohort friends from the Marriage and Family Therapy masters program
The grads weave through campus preparing to walk
The Commencement ceremony begins!
Anticipating the grads
Saving the moment
Lots of people gather to see their families and friends graduate
Getting the right shot
Taking photos of their grads
Dr. Nancy Detwiler leads the graduates
Proudly holding their hoods
Shane gets a hi-five from Sidney as he goes by
Josh proudly rocks a tiger cape
Proudly walking towards her degree
Excited to graduate!
Israel Rosario opens the ceremony in prayer
A creative hat in a difficult economy
The A Cappella Choir sings "Sing Me to Heaven" and "My Times are in Thy Hands"
Graduates join their fellow choir members
Enjoying the day
Listening to the choir
President Corlis McGee introduces the commencement speaker
Looking over the sea of people - "You all look wonderful!"
Dr. Jossie Owens, Former District Superintendent of the New England District Church of the Nazarene
Dr. Owens was a gifted and animated speaker for our grads
"Wave to your families!"
Listening to the commencement address
Graduating under blooming flowers and trees
Dr. Owens encourages the grads to not be afraid of the future and to always press forward
Applauding for the speaker
Dr. Vernon Wesley, Vice President of Student Development, announces the Outstanding Senior Award recipients
Parents cheering on Rebecca from the crowd
Rebecca Smith from Newton, NJ receives the Outstanding Female Senior award
Shane walks up to receive his award
Shane Burt-Miller from Bronx, NY receives the Outstanding Male Senior award
Amber Reilly from Brockton, MA, receives an Outstanding Student Award for her Bachelor of Arts degree
ENC Bursar Mindy Vasquez from Quincy receives an academic award for her degree
Steve Wright from Halifax, MA receives an academic award
Lovon Springer from Brockton, MA receives an award from Dr. Jan Lanham
Lining up to receive their degrees
Provost and Dean of the College, Dr. Timothy Wooster, prepares to read the names of the graduates
The first degree of the day!
Standing to cheer for their grads
Ready to go!
Receiving his degree
Rockin' a sweet bow-tie on this important day
Debbie is all smiles as she receives her degree
Standing to get the shot
Adonna receiving her degree
Alyssa and Caily are all smiles
Watching fellow classmates receive their degrees
Josh and Richie are graduating in style
Josh and Dr. McGee perform a secret handshake as he gets his degree, to the delight of everyone!
Savoring the moment
Walking across the platform
Cheering for their grad
Receiving his Master of Science in Management
Receiving her Master of Education
Receiving her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy
Dr. Scott Turcott, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, welcomes the graduates to the ENC Alumni Association family
Graduates sit proudly
Senior class president Bruce Faulkner presents the Senior Class Gift
The Class of 2012 presents an endowed class scholarship of $10,000!
Rebecca conducts the choir this time as they lead everyone in singing the Alma Mater
Bruce Barnard gives the benediction
Faculty members recess
Graduates seek out their families and friends!
Allison has her photo taken with theatre professor Mike Ballard
Flowers for the grad
Congrats on your masters degree!
Family and friends surrounding with support. Congratulations!