589 Seniors Receive Degrees at June 1 Commencement Ceremony

Posted on June 1st, 2008 by


David Ravinder Selveraj speaks after being given an honorary degree at Sunday’s commencement exercises.

David Ravinder Selveraj speaks after being given an honorary degree at Sunday’s commencement exercises.

On Sunday, June 1, 589 seniors received their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College. It was the first commencement ceremony held at the new Hollingsworth Field and the final commencement ceremony with James Peterson serving as President of the College.

Senior Meagan Bachmayer of Roseville, Minn., delivered the senior address. Honorary degrees were presented to David Ravinder Selveraj and Drell and Adeline Bernhardson. Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Leitch was presented the 2008 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Provost Mary E. Morton also recognized four retiring members of the faculty. They include Claude Brew (English), Bill Heidcamp (Biology), Greg Mason (English), and Larry Potts (Chemistry).

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