Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian University, 2006 Page: 44
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Families and friends filled Moody Coliseum May 13 to watch
graduating seniors walk across the stage and end their undergraduate
About 492 seniors received their undergraduate degree, said June
Black, graduation assistant in the Office of the Registrar. This is about
the same number as the last couple years, she said.
Commencement was divided into two ceremonies. The ceremony
for seniors graduating from the College of Biblical Studies, College
of Business Administration and the School of Nursing began at 11
a.m., and the ceremony for the College of Arts and Sciences began at
Each commencement ceremony was uncertified, meaning that
the graduates did not receive their diplomas during the ceremony.
Grades were due after graduation, so honors given during the ceremony
were based on students' work completed through the previous
semester, according to the registrar's Web site.
Graduation practices were divided by colleges to avoid chaos. Ihe
colleges of Biblical Studies and Business Administration and the
School of Nursing practiced in Moody at 3 p.m. May 12, and the College
of Arts and Sciences practiced in Moody at 4 p.m. that day.
About 101 graduate students will participate in commencement
this year, said Hazel Fillmon, graduate school secretary.
Kerri Sanders, senior history major from Abilene, has mixed feelings
"Your entire life up to this point there has always been a next step,"
Sanders said. "That in itself is very exciting but at the same time very
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