Warm wishes and not-too-cool weather suffused the campus as the 320 members of the Class of 2013 celebrated Commencement on May 11.
Senior speaker Michael Albani acknowledged that within the diversity of his classmates' education, all were taught, most importantly, how to think. "We can face the many challenges of the world because we can examine the world with a critical eye, and not just accept its many dilemmas as inevitable realities," Albani noted. "[We will] formulate rich and inventive ideas about solutions and translate those ideas into action."
Along with celebrating its graduates, Albion acknowledged sociology professor Len Berkey's 35 years of service with the granting of professor emeritus status. Class of 1981 valedictorian and Herschend Family Entertainment CEO Joel Manby was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters prior to delivering the Commencement address. The occasion also marked the final Commencement for Donna Randall as president, as she will move into her off-campus chancellor role this summer.