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Commencement 2019

Another group of students has walked across the stage to emerge as university graduates.

On a wet, cold, miserable day, we made the most of the time and sent almost 100 fine arts graduates into the world.

While I’m pretty certain that those in charge made the wrong decision about staying at the Muny in the rain, hindsight is always clearer than foresight.  And I simply do not understand why leadership doesn’t read the crowd and the situation and truncate remarks, get to the main event, and cut the spotlight short except on the graduates.


I’m stealing some photos from Jennifer Hylton-Whited’s Facebook page to add to my own:

#TBT: Commencement 1983

May 1983.

I graduated from Southwest Baptist University with the Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies.  Add to that minors in Music, Philosophy, and Business.

Photos from the day:

Commencement 2018

With some of my Department of Music colleagues prior to the ceremony today.

With Jennifer Johnson Cano, 2018 Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts outstanding alumna.

Some music education graduates with their two lead professors, Dr. Trent Patterson and Dr. Stuart Chapman Hill.

With my own sole graduating voice student, Caroline Adams.