Goshen College Commencement Weekend
Class of 2007 - April 28-29
Years of hard work, study, sacrifice and prayer culminated April 29 when members of the Class of 2007 received degrees after hearing inspirational messages from Goshen College President James E. Brenneman and the Rev. Joy Carroll Wallis, one of the first women to be ordained as an Anglican priest in England.
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:
Related links: Press
release | Sermon by Dr. James E. Brenneman | Keynote address by Rev. Joy Carroll Wallis
- 243 graduates (164 of them candidates for Bachelor of Arts degrees and 79 candidates for Bachelor of Science degrees. The class included 22 graduates with double majors and one who earned a triple major)
- 20 different states (including 110 from Indiana)
- 16 countries, ranging from Belize and Bulgaria to Ukraine and Vietnam.
- The academic program with the largest number of graduating students was nursing (62 total – 37 through Goshen’s traditional, four-year program and the rest through the bachelor of science in nursing degree completion program).
Other top majors in the class were business (16), organizational leadership (16), biology (13) communication (12) and art (12).
- 50 students graduated with highest honors – grade point averages of 3.9 to a perfect 4.0. In addition, 65 others were on track to achieve GPAs of 3.60 and above.
- 30% of the graduates signed a pledge – part of a national program at 100 additional colleges – in which they promised to “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.”