Lyon College will hold its baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies this Friday and Saturday. The Class of 2016 numbers 113.
Baccalaureate is Friday evening at 7:30 in Brown Chapel on the Lyon campus. Speaker is the Reverend Lance Clemmons, a Presbyterian minister from Lubbock, TX, and father of one of the graduates. Following the service, the senior class and their families will participate in the traditional torch-lighting ceremony, processing to the banks of Bryan Lake and passing the flame from graduate to graduate to symbolize their continuing connection to their friends and the College.
Commencement is scheduled for 10 a.m. on the South Lawn of Brown Chapel. Speakers will be Mr. Jason Lochmann, president of the Student Government Association, and Ms. Robbi Riggs, president of the senior class.
This year’s winner of the Lamar Williamson Prize for Faculty Excellence will be announced by Mr. Perry Wilson, chairman of the Lyon Board of Trustees. Dr. Philip Cavalier, Vice President for Academic Services, will also announce major awards to graduating seniors. These include scholarships for graduate study and the College’s top award, the Charles H. Coffin Scholarship Medal.
President Donald Weatherman will present the Friend of Education Award to Mrs. Jean Crouch, a 1962 graduate, and a consistent friend of the College for many years. An exceptional musician, Mrs. Crouch has been especially supportive of Lyon’s music program.
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