108th Goshen College
Commencement Weekend
Class of 2006 - April 22-23

The end of a four-year (and in some cases longer) journey came for 240 Goshen College graduates, members of the 108th graduating class, who accepted diplomas from Interim President John D. Yordy in the Roman Gingerich Recreation-Fitness Center on April 23. Commencement speaker and urban minister Michael A. Mata, from Los Angeles, called graduation to “Dance to the Rhythm of a Different Tune.”

The commencement ceremony ended a weekend of celebration activities which included a senior nurses’ pinning, departmental receptions, senior art exhibit, the senior program and a president’s reception.

Commencement photo albums:


Commencement weekend press release


Class stats:

  • 240 graduates
  • 18 different states (including 124 students from Indiana)
  • 16 countries (from Belize to Zimbabwe)
  • 31 programs of study
  • About one third –73 members – have signed the Graduation Pledge, that states that they will “explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."
  • Nursing was the major with the most graduates - 28 students in the traditional, four-year program and 29 in the BSN degree completion program. Other top majors in the class were business (19 graduates), communication (14 graduates) and history (14 graduates)