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

Processional

Welcome
James Lambert, Provost

Hymn
“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.

Invocation
Madelyn Rose Mikovits, Class of 2020

Remarks
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

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

Benediction
Emily Nerdin, Class of 2022

Recessional
Administration & Official Guests
Faculty
Class of 2022

Music

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

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

“Shenandoah”
American Folk Song, 19th century

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

Vocalist
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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