by Isiah Anderson, Staff Writer
The commencement undergraduate ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. in the Academic Quad. 430 Wingate students will move their tassels from right to left as they graduate from the university, and begin the next chapter of their lives.
Seating for the ceremony is first-come, first-serve.
Ms. Denise Ross, Assistant Registrar for Degree Clearance, recognizes commencement as a representation for all of the students’ accomplishments. “Each Commencement is another opportunity to recognize the impact Wingate University has on those of us who love this institution and the ideals it upholds,” said Ross. “It never gets old, only better with age.”
For upcoming freshmen that are considering attending Wingate University in the fall, she advocates cherishing each moment of the journey, both good and bad. “All journeys worth taking come with sweet moments to treasure and challenges to overcome,” Ross added.
She noted that if each student embraces the three pillars, Faith, Knowledge, and Service, as their foundation, this will ensure that each student is successful, leaving Wingate as the best alum that he or she can be.
In their final week at Wingate, she encourages students to “take a moment of reflection on the highlights of their years at Wingate – to say a quick thank you to those who guided them and inspired them – to continue to make precious memories as they prepare to process through the Faculty Gauntlet and walk across the stage to receive their diploma.” She says these students should be proud that “they’re becoming members of an amazing family of Wingate University Alums.”
“To the class of 2019, it’s been an honor working with each of you! I will be praying for you as you leave Wingate and move on to the next stop in your life’s journey,” said Ross. “I hope you will use your knowledge, your skills, and your talents to make this world a better place. Wishing you success and happiness!”
For more questions concerning commencement, contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edited by: Rachael Robinson