2022 Commencement Ceremony

Join us in celebrating the graduate classes of 2022 and 2020 at a unique and historic Commencement with our first unlimited attendance in two years.

Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11 a.m. Knight Arena

Order of Exercises


James Lambert, Provost

“Love One Another”

As I have loved you,
Love one another.
This new commandment:
Love one another.
By this shall men know
Ye are my disciples,
If ye have love
One to another.

Madelyn Rose Mikovits, Class of 2020

Reed N. Wilcox, President

Keynote Address
Becky & Mark Fuchs

Conferral of Degrees
Reed N. Wilcox, President
James Lambert, Provost
Hugh Redd, Chair, Board of Trustees
Bill Braddy, Dean of Students

Closing Remarks
James Lambert, Provost

Presentation of Diplomas

Traditional folk song performed by members of the Southern Virginia University Choral Program, Directed by Dr. Kyle Nielsen

Emily Nerdin, Class of 2022

Administration & Official Guests
Class of 2022


“Pomp and Circumstance”
Composed by Edward Elgar, 1857–1934

“Love One Another”
Text and music by Luacine Clark Fox, 1914-2002

American Folk Song, 19th century

Kyle Nielsen, Director of Choral Studies
Jonathan Clawson, Class of 2022

Karin Allred, Class of 2022

Keynote Address: Mark & Becky Fuchs

Mark and Becky Fuchs are former leaders at Apple, Google, Ernst & Young, and the Reach Foundation.

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