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Commencement-Ben Diggan

Ben Diggan

Elizabethtown College had their 114th commencement on Saturday May 20, 2017. The class of 2017 gathered for commencement around the Dell at 11 a.m. to officially complete their undergraduate studies at Elizabethtown College.

Over 250 students received diplomas for their undergraduate studies proving their arduous work paid off. To lead this ceremony the college invited Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Following the college’s motto, “Educate for Service”, the class gift from the Elizabethtown College was a donation to a small community in Africa to construct a well for clean water. The class has worked alongside the Water Project to make this dream a reality to provide clean drinking water for many. As a reminder, a small fountain will be placed in the BSC to represent the well built from their donation.Many families arrived early to get the best seats possible. Seating was arranged in the shape of a horseshoe with seats for the graduating students in the middle of all the parents. Many groups of relatives also brought their own chairs. Parking was also scarce as many people began to arrive around the campus. All the convenient spots were taken early forcing people to park at the far end of campus near the chapel and Brown parking lot. Campus Security directed people as best as they could and tried their best to aid request taken by many of the guest on campus that day.

Many families arrived early to get the best seats possible. Seating was arranged in the shape of a horseshoe with seats for the graduating students in the middle of all the parents. Many groups of relatives also brought their own chairs. Parking was also scarce as many people began to arrive around the campus. All the convenient spots were taken early forcing people to park at the far end of campus near the chapel and Brown parking lot. Campus Security directed people as best as they could and tried their best to aid request taken by many of the guest on campus that day. As the students moved their tassels from one side to the other, they all cheered in joy as they spent their last moments as students.

When Beth Andrews was asked what she was most happy about at the moment she replied, “We are excited to see what is next in the chapter of our son’s life. We are so proud of him and have looked forward to this day for a very long time so to be here and see it, it finally is becoming surreal.” Another parent replied saying, “Our whole family is here to see this. Our son is the first in our family to attend and graduate college. We have all helped him in any way we can, we’re all excited and could not be any prouder.” When Sean Phillips was asked what was next in life after graduating with a degree in social work he replied, “Well, it sucks to think about but I guess I’ll be living in the real world. I have a job lined up in a social work office where I’ll be working with young teens and I’m looking forward to that.”

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Humans of Etown Story #1

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“So, I’ve been at Elizabethtown for 4 years now, I’m a senior, and since freshman year I have been part of the improv comedy troupe ‘Mad Cow Improv’ and um, I just finished my final show with Mad Cow and it was a super emotional experience which kind of strikes me odd to begin with because to a lot of people it just seems like an acting troupe but its a lot more than that. When I originally auditioned it just seemed like an ordinary acting troupe. But when I ended up becoming so close with all of the people that are in it, the amount of drama that has arisen, the joy, the laughter all really binds us together and it means everything to me.”

-Kevin Hughes, Class of 2017

Humans of Etown Story #2-

Interviewer: What is your name?

Tom: Tom Mahoney

I:Where are you from?

T:Hillsborough, N.J.

I: What major did you choose?

T:I started off as Engineering major, but recently switched to a Information Systems major

I:Why did you choose Elizabethtown College?

T:I chose it for the lacrosse team and also the fact of the smaller community and I enjoy smaller colleges so I can have a bigger social life and I thought it would be better for me because of class room sizes.

Humans of Etown Story #3- Kristin Halliday

Interviewer: What is your name?

Kristin: Kristin Halliday

I: Where are you from?

K: Florida

I: What is your major?

K:Japanese

I:Why did you choose to come to E-town?

K: I chose to come to E-town because I was looking for a small school in the north cuz I’m not a big fan of the florida heat and E-town was just the best fit for me.

I:Why’d you choose your major?

K:I’ve always been interested in Japanese and the culture and the pop culture.

I:Thank you

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