Washburn University | Spring 2019 School of Applied Studies Commencement
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Washburn University | Spring 2019 School of Applied Studies Commencement


>>On behalf of the Washburn
University board of regents the faculty, administration and
staff, I welcome you to this commencement in Washington
University’s 155th year. And now, please stand and join
members of the Washburn Singers under the direction of Dr. Song Yi Park in the singing of
our National Anthem. ♫ O, say can you see, by the
dawn’s early light ♫ ♫ What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming.
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight ♫
♫ O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming ♫ ♫ And the rockets’ red glare,
the bombs bursting in air ♫ ♫ Gave proof through the night
that our flag was still there ♫ ♫ O say does that Star-Spangled
Banner yet wave ♫ ♫ O’er the land of the free and
the home of the brave ♫>>JULIANN MAZACHEK: Please be
seated. I want to thank Dr. Park, who
conducted the choir. The Music Department is such an
important part of Washburn, and we are so pleased members of the Washburn Singers are here to
enrich our ceremony. Please, let’s give them another
round of applause. Also, please join me in
expressing thanks Mrs. Norma Pettijohn, organist, and the
Washburn Faculty Brass Quintet for providing music today. (Applause) I would like to
direct your attention to the international flags surrounding
the commencement platform. In recognizing Washburn
University’s impact locally, nationally and globally, the flags that have been posted
represent the countries of the world which have had students
attend Washburn. These countries are represented
by flags above the commencement platform. Flags along the sides
of the podium represent countries which currently have
students attending Washburn. And now, Mr. Zac Surritt,
outgoing president of the Washburn Student Government
Association will introduce the platform party.>>ZAC SURRITT: Thank you, Dr.
Mazachek. To the graduates,
congratulations! To the friends and families, thank you for your
enduring support. And to the faculty, thank you for the time
and effort you constantly give to create an exceptional
educational experience at Washburn. I would like to introduce the
platform party. Please stand as I call your name and remain
standing until all are introduced. Dr. Vickie Kelly,
Associate Professor, Allied Health Department and Grand Marshal; Dr. Eric Grospitch,
Vice President for Student Life; Dr. Richard Liedtke, Executive
Director, Enrollment Management; Dr. Jim
Smith, Professor, Social Work Department; Mr. Marshall Meek,
President, Washburn University Foundation; Ms. Mandi Walter,
President of the Washburn University Alumni Association
Board of Directors; Dr. Pat Munzer, Dean
of Applied Studies; Dr. Laura Stephenson, Dean, College of
Arts and Sciences; Dr. David Sollars,
Dean, School of Business; Dr. Monica Scheibmeir,
Dean, School of Nursing; Dr. Juliann Mazachek,
Vice President for Academic Affairs; Mr. John McGivern, Board of Regents;
Mr. William Sneed, Board of Regents;
Mrs. Blanche Parks; Board of Regents;
Mr. Terry Beck, Vice Chair, Board of Regents; Mr. Paul Hoferer, Chair Board of
Regents; Mrs. Rita Blitt, Honorary Degree
Recipient; And Dr. Jerry Farley, President, Washburn University. (Applause). Please be seated.>>JULIANN MAZACHEK: One of our
platform party members, Dr. Vickie Kelly,
Allied Health Associate Professor in the School of
Applied Studies an our grand marshal, is retiring after many
years of service to Washburn University and its students.
Please join me in a round of applause thanking Dr. Kelly and
wishing her well in her retirement.
(Applause). It is now my pleasure to
introduce the President of Washburn University, Dr. Jerry
Farley. (Applause).
>>JERRY FARLEY: Hello, everyone.
Good morning. Good morning. What a grand occasion we have
this morning. Just look around the room, and marvel at the colors, marvel at the
ethnicity of our students and of you that
are supporting those students. This is a wonderful moment. This is a moment for reflection
and for expressing our pride in these students that are finishing
their degree today. All of us welcome them. Whether
you are a family member, a friend, you are here to
celebrate graduation. On behalf of the Washburn University and
our Board of Regents, our faculty, the other students and
the administration, we congratulate
all of these graduates. Now, you are here because you
have worked hard, and you have dedicated and you have applied your efforts to becoming educated at Washburn
University. But you are also here because a
number of other people helped you. They assisted you along the way. And wile while this is your
achievement today and one which you should be rightfully proud,
your graduation is also the achievement of many who
have helped and many who have been
with you. From the teachers who encouraged
you through grade school and high school, to those who contributed time to a
system of higher education that knows no peer around the world. All support you and all take
pride in your achievements. Your family, your university,
your community, your society and even
your world are ultimately the beneficiaries of your education. As a skilled, thoughtful,
well-prepared person, as a person with
knowledgeable — who are knowledgeable,
responsible citizens, is there one among us who is the next captain of industry and
commerce? One among us who is poised to
shape our future as a senator or
perhaps even a president? Who among you will protect the
children and make contributions to our culture through the arts and
music? And who, among you, will be productive citizens, who will
provide for their families, pay their taxes, and
cast an informed vote? You are the promise. You are
the promise of a brighter future. I see among you those who have
already proven their leadership skills. I see among you contributors to
your families, your community, and your society. Washburn is
proud. We want you to know that we are
there with you. But we are even more proud of the promise and the prospects for
the differences which you will make in the years to come. All of us look at these
graduates. You see as I do, that they have
potential. They have potential. And it is without action of
little value. Therefore, I have three or four things that I challenge you with today,
to make the most of the opportunities which you have
been given. The first one is, kindness
matters. Care for the people who are
close to you, your needs and your actions
actions and the quality of your work has an effect on every person around
you. You are at the top of your
field. Be kind to those people with whom you will be working. Take care of yourself. Also,
dream. The world is shaped by those who
know what is and what is possible. Dream what you can be and what
those around you can be.
Interpret. Understand. Plan, for your future, because
your efforts will make an enormous
difference. Take action. , for the best and the brightest
among you, life is not a spectator sport, and that
includes all of us here in the room. Be enthusiastic in the endeavors
that you accept. Do so with energy and enthusiasm for both the task at hand, and the
value of your own contribution. Enthusiasm helps elevate the
participation of all of us. And sends a signal to all around
us that poor — that your concept of the value of your
work is very high. These challenges are simple, and
uncomplicated. These are simply ideas that are
evident to all of us. But But they are very difficult
to practice, but I encourage you,
think about it and adopt all of those. You have passed a milestone.
You have the intercollect. You have — you have the intellect.
You have the skill. You have the intellectual curiosity that will be yours forever.
Washburn University thanks you for sharing your lives with us, and
we also thank your families for
unselfishly supporting you. We trust that you will return as
an active member of the Washburn
family for many, many years you will have
positioned yourself and through your effort and hard work, to do
something that is lofty and achievement of
goals, which will make all of us better. You are the product of hard work
and the achievement of those goals. You may some day soon be in a
position to help another student, another student, just
as you have been helped. Many of people in the room that we most admire are those whose
lives become braces together that which — from which they can turn around and give
back. And we want to you to give back
in unlimited ways. We give our time. We give our energy. We give to our families and to
our communities. Your creativity as a gift to our
culture, and to our society. Please, be the person among us
who is generous, and who is willing to share your talent and
your treasure. You are the very best. You are
at the top of your game. Congratulations, Ichabods!
Thank you. (Applause).
Thank you.>>JULIANN MAZACHEK: Mr. Paul Hoferer, Chair of the
Washburn University Board of Regents will confer an honorary
degree on Rita Blitt.>>PAUL HOFERER: At this time,
Regent Beck will escort Rita Blitt to
center stage for the conferring of the Honorary Doctor of Fine
Arts. We invite everyone to turn to
page 26 in your program to read about Dr. Blitt’s
accomplishments. Be it known, that inasmuch as
honorary degrees are awarded to men and women who, because of
scholarly contributions, meritorious public service, or
other noteworthy achievements, have come into universal high
regard, the Board of Regents of Washburn University
does therefore confer upon Rita Blitt the degree Doctor of Fine
Arts with all the rights, privileges and
insignia pertaining thereto. In testimony whereof, this
diploma is issued with the signatures of
the President and Chair of the Board of Regents and the seal of the
university affixed at Topeka, Kansas, on
11th day of May 2019. Rita Blitt, for your leadership,
your support of higher education, and your dedication
to helping others, Washburn University honors you and itself
by conferring upon you this honorary degree. In token thereof, I cause you to
be vested with the appropriate academic hood and grant you this
diploma. Congratulations.
(Applause).>>JULIANN MAZACHEK: The road to graduation from Washburn
University should offer students more than
the completion of an array of courses that is then rewarded
with a diploma. Graduates should be given the opportunity
to be transformed by their Washburn experience. The goal
of a higher education institution is not to turn out
graduates, but to graduate students who turn out to be
highly principled citizens who make a difference in society. Students pursuing an
undergraduate degree have the opportunity to participate in up
to four different transformational experiences
before graduation. These Washburn transformational
experiences are described on page 6 of your program. This is truly a unique offering
at Washburn University, and you will see that we have quite a
few students would take advantage of that. Today, we would like to
recognize those students who have completed one or more WTE
experiences by asking them to stand. (Applause) .
You may be seated. Each year, the School of Applied
Studies recognizes one student from each academic department
with the Award of Excellence Medallion. This award
symbolizes noteworthy contributions by a graduating
senior in scholarship, community service,
international experience, and leadership. Would the following School of Applied Studies 2019 Award of
Excellence recipients please stand to be acknowledged. Megan
Winona Cruz Mendiola, Allied Health;
(Applause). Hannah Hagedorn, Criminal
Justice and Legal Studies; (Applause). Emily Lauritsen, Human Services; (Applause) And maria Wellman,
Social Work. (Applause).
Congratulations, students! This year, we are excited to say
we have our largest graduating class of international students
in the history of Washburn University. We are very pleased to have
students representing Saudi Arabia, China, Colombia, Nepal
and Japan graduating with degrees from Washburn
University at this ceremony. If you are an international student who isGraduating, will you
please stand. Pause. Thank you very much.
You may be seated. Dr. Farley will now introduce
the Sibberson Award finalists and recipient for the School of Applied Studies Spring 2019
Graduating Class.>>JERRY FARLEY: Thanks to a
very generous gift made to Washburn University by Erna and Gretchen Sibberson, this award
has been established to honor the most deserving students selected from among the
highest-ranking members of the senior class in the
undergraduate program at each commencement. Based on their academic
performance, one student has been selected as the Sibberson
Award finalist and winner from the School of Applied Studies.
For this spring semester. The finalist and their
accomplishments are listed in Page 27 of your program. The Sibberson Award Committee
recently met to review the credentials of the finalists and. And conferred upon one, this
recipient. Jordan Blades.
(Applause). Jordan, would you come forward? Jordan?
Come forward. That’s a part of this skills
training. (Applause). Jordan is graduating with a
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Degree, and a
Certificate in Addiction Counseling. He plans on working in either the corrections field Or in human resources or human
services, and he wants to stay here in the Topeka area. Thank
you, Jordan. We need you. In the future, he plans on
pursuing a master’s degree in both criminal justice and
addiction counseling. Jordan, for your outstanding academic
achievements, Washburn University is proud and honored
to present you the School of Applied Studies Spring Sibberson
Award. Congratulations, Jordan.
(Applause).>>JULIANN MAZACHEK: To honor
our Sibberson recipient, as well as
all of our graduates, both here and those who can’t be here, we have a special presentation of a musical piece
that was created specifically for our 150th anniversary
celebration, “Ichabods In All We Do.” The lyrics to this piece
were written by alumna Phyllis Hoffman, and
can be found on the inside cover of your program.
Thank you, Dr. Park and Washburn Singers. ♫ Washburn, we yearn to wander
your bright halls ♫ ♫ Books beneath arms, past peaceful waterfalls; as sun light gleams, so many dawning
dreams ♫Interest. ♫ Echo from the tower chiming
every hour ♫ ♫ Washburn, Washburn, we vow to
care ♫ ♫ To strive for justice
everywhere ♫ ♫ To show our colors, bright and
true ♫ ♫ Ichabods in all we do ♫ ♫ Although we leave your warm
embrace ♫ ♫ The waiting world is a
wondrous place ♫ ♫ Washburn, Washburn, we vow to
care ♫ ♫ To strive for justice
everywhere ♫ ♫ ♫ To show our colors bright and
true ♫ ♫ Ichabods in all we do ♫♫ (Applause).>>JULIANN MAZACHEK: We shall
now proceed to the conferring of degrees. Candidates for these degrees
will be presented by their academic dean. Will the
candidates for the master’s degree please rise. (Cheers and Applause). President Farley, those before
you and in absentia are candidates for a master’s
degree. I am pleased to present to you now for the conferring of
their degrees, those who have completed the
requirements and have been recommended by the faculty.>>JERRY FARLEY: By virtue of
the authority vested in me by the
Board of Regents of Washburn University, I hereby confer upon
those who have completed the requirements, the appropriate degree, with all the
honors, rights, privileges, and responsibilities pertaining
thereto. Please come forward as directed
by the marshals.>>PAT MUNZER: President Farley,
I present to you the candidates for the Master of Arts in Human
Services, Master of Criminal Justice, the Master of Health
Science and the Master of Social Work degrees.>>Master of arts in human
services. Char’dae Bell Wonder Golden. Suzette Gregory. Christopher Lund. Spencer Shaver. Master of criminal justice.
Frances Lynch Robert Sturm. Master of health sciences. Kristina Collins. Master of Social Work. Levi Baker Debra AnnAmelia Banister. Brooke Barrow. Keri Bausch. Matthew Benorden. Tiffany Bohl. Mitchel Carver. Paige Coleman. Lisette Monique Corbeille. Deborah Crater. Natalie DiDio Amber Dugan. Fatma Epps. Emily Forge. Lorena Gonzalez. Beth Ann Hacker Dezaree Harding. Margaret Hicks. Kelci Hill. Samantha Jacobs. Lacy Hoobler. Lillian Hopper. Dennis Johnson. Kelsey Lombard. Leanna Ludington. Laura Lyddon. Biloxie Mangan. Joy Mapes. MacKenzie Mapes. Parker Mccoy. Justin Modrell. Shelby Moe. Brittny Mueller. Porscha Oesterreich. Abigail Phillips. Natalie Rhoton. Janitte Rippey. Marcie Robertson. Papa Sall. Cecilee Sanders. Micaela Rose Sands. Aryn Schowengerdt. Alyssa Schultz. Amanda Shirack. Alyssa Smith. Drew Smith. Theryn Spomer. Samantha Wahwassuck. Casey Weston. Yolanda Wilson.>>JULIANN MAZACHEK: The
master’s degree is the highest level of educational attainment
in the School of Applied Studies and represents more than 30 academic credit hours of
advanced study beyond a bachelor’s degree. Today, we are awarding master’s
degrees to 75 students from the School of Applied Studies. (Applause). And they are from allied health,
human services, criminal justice and social work.
Congratulations! (Applause).
And now will all candidates for associate degrees, or bachelor
degrees, please rise. (Cheers and Applause) President Farley, those before
you and in absentia are candidates for the associate or
bachelor degrees. I am pleased to present to you now for the
conferring of their degrees, those who have completed the
requirements and have been recommended by the
faculty and will be presented by their academic dean.>>JERRY FARLEY: Thank you.
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Board of
Regents of Washburn University, I hereby confer upon those who
have completed the requirements, the appropriate degree, with all
the honors, rights, privileges and responsibilities pertaining
thereto. Please be seated until your row is directed to stand
and come forward by the marshals.>>PAT MUNZER: President Farley,
I present to you the candidates for the Associate of Applied
Studies, Associate of Arts, the Associate of
Science, the Bachelor of Applied Science, the Bachelor of Health Science, the Bachelor of Legal Studies, the
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Criminal
Justice and the Bachelor of Social Work degrees.>>Associate of Applied Studies. Robert Havens. Associate of Arts. Thomas Davie. Santippica Killingsworth. Janna Mahner. Noah Spencer.
Associate of Science. Isla Alvarez Rojas, Allied. Samantha Amos. Matthew Britt. Danyelle Brown. Kalli Broxterman. Alexis Brungardt. Carlee Calhoon. Brendan Coffey. Justin Cook. Bailie Crow.Summa cum laude.
Brent Curtiss, School of Applied Studies Honors. Justin Dolsky.
Megan Etherton. Kelsi Field, Allied Health
Honors. Novy Froese. Joshua Glotzbach. Rachel Guzman, Allied Health
Honors. Bailey Hardy. Danica Haverkamp, Allied Health
Honors. Emily Hodge. Michael Houghton. Briana Hull, Allied Health
Honors. Hollie Hutton. Emmy Jones, Allied Health
Honors. Alexis Kelly, Allied Health
Honors. Caressa Kinsey, Allied Health
Honors. Mallory Konrade. Andrew Kuhn, Allied Health
Honors. Jordan Luttjohann. Trey Markham. Madison Martin. Macy Mattheyer. Levi Mills. Sydnee Mundhenke. Michael Musick, Allied Health
Honors. Logan Neeld, School of Applied
Studies Honors. Christophe Allyn Noland, School
of Applied Studies Honors. Rebecca Nowlan. Patrick Orion Orton. Elizabeth Paradise, Allied
Health Honors. Abbigail Rabe. Jordan Reeves. Ashley Rodriguez, Allied Health
Honors. Crystal Rodriguez. Linda Ruiz. James Sang. Avery Schrader, Allied Health
Honors. Hailey Shepard. Lindsey Silvia. Paige Smith, Allied Health
Honors. Valerie Smithey, Allied Health
Honors. Linda Thomas, Allied Health
Honors. Hailey Thornburg.
Joselyne Villa-Flores, Allied Health Honors. Elizabeth Weaver, Allied Health
Honors. Jay Whetstine. Amy Williams. Bachelor of Applied Science. Steven Brown, Magna Cum Laude,
Allied Health Honors. Larry Collins. Danielle Irwin, Summa Cum Laude,
Human Services Honors. Emily Lauritsen, Human Services
Honors Whitney Lehwald. Lorrie Niedfeldt, Cum Laude. Reyna Perez. Kelsay Sander, LinC-Bonner
Scholar, Summa Cum Laude, Human Services Honors. Kyle Shrewsbury, Allied Health
Honors. Shannon Stancer, Cum Laude,
Human Services Honors . Ebony Stephenson, cum laude.
Jordan Wells. Bachelor of Health Science. Angela Allen. Madeline Draper, Summa Cum
Laude, Allied Health Honors. Kathleen Dodson, Magna Cum
Laude, Allied Health Honors. Lacy Louise Giermann. Rhea Glenn, Cum Laude,
LinC-Bonner Scholar. Kimberly Goombi, Allied Health
Honors. Bailey Harris, Summa Cum Laude,
Allied Health Honors. Amanda Hawkins, Magna Cum Laude,
Allied Health Honors. Nathan Horn. Jayme King. MaKayla Kueser Shayla Neeley, Allied Health
Honors. Lauren Novikoff, Magna Cum
Laude, Allied Health Honors. Mallory Olberding, Magna Cum
Laude, Allied Health Honors. Lauren Perry, Cum Laude, Allied
Health Honors. Kaylyn Quaney.
Nicole Quaney. Mackenzie Russell, Magna Cum
Laude, Allied Health Honors. Collin Edward Smith, Cum Laude,
Allied Health Honors. Maira Sotelo, Allied Health
Honors. Billie Webb. Carrie Williamson, Magna Cum
Laude, Allied Health Honors. Carly Wilson, Cum Laude, Allied
Health Honors. Margaret Zinser.
Mariana Zallo, Magna Cum Laude, Allied Health Honors .
Benjamin Price. Bachelor of Legal Studies. Brianna Boyett, Summa Cum Laude,
Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Jalen Branson, Cum Laude,
Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Kelsey Elbel, Cum Laude,
Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Daniel Goombi. Tanner Hewlette. Leslie Humpert, Cum Laude. Tristan Johnson. Nevin Kelly, criminal justice, legal
studies honors. Michaela Makayla Maxwell Nicole Marie
Smith, Summa Cum Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors>>Bachelor of Science in
Criminal Justice. Janet Bergman, Magna Cum Laude,
Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors Brittany Buscher. Jordan Blades, Summa Cum Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies.
Honors. Taylor Blue. Rebecca Bratcher. Kelsey Evans Taylor Everhart,
Summa Cum Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Shianne Garrett. Hannah Hagedorn, Magna Cum
Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Jack Haltom, Cum Laude, Criminal
Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Rachel Hamilton, Magna Cum
Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Sayaka Kine, Cum Laude, Criminal
Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Stormy Lukasavage. Bailey Minge, Cum Laude. Brian Sasso, Criminal
Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Kaitlyn Sewell, Magna Cum
Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies
Honors Justin Allen Snipes, Cum Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal
Studies Honors. Andy Soto.
Megan R Storie, Summa Cum Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal
Studies Honors. Clint Thompson. Nicholas Weigel. Alexis Warner, cum laude. Bachelor of Criminal Justice. Holly Betts, Criminal
Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Brylee Coleman.
Taylor Dougherty, Magna Cum Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal
Studies Honors. Mason Fortner. Caitlin Garcia. Kain Gilhaus-Niday. Tanner Houck Haleigh Johnson,
Magna Cum Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Alexandria Landwehr, Summa Cum
Laude, Criminal Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Anna Peyton, Criminal
Justice/Legal Studies Honors. Thomas Schowalter, cum laude. Victoria Sheets. Bachelor of Social Work. Nora S&P alanazi, cum laude. Fatimah Alanazi, Cum Laude. Reem Alanazi, Summa Cum Laude. Maram Alkoodary, Magna Cum
Laude. Anjo Battle. Kealey Brennaman, Magna Cum
Laude. Yesenia Ceja-Ramirez. Emily Degenhardt. Shae Dodge, Magna Cum Laude. Athena Fischbach. Yalitza Gonzalez, Summa Cum
Laude. Emily Groninger, Cum Laude. Robert Harder, Summa Cum Laude. Paola Hernandez Rodriguez, Magna
Cum Laude. Kassandra Hogan. Grace Hounchell. Ali Longstreet. Johnnie Hymon, Cum Laude,
LinC-Bonner Scholar. Ruth McKnight. Emily Miller, Magna Cum Laude. Colby Nelsen, LinC-Bonner
Scholar. Cadance Ries, Summa Cum Laude. Cassidy Robinett, Summa Cum
Laude. Jannell Scheck. Taelyn Sutterby, Magna Cum
Laude. Megan Torneden. Maria Gayle Wellman, Magna Cum
Laude. Rachel Wiggins. Kayla Wright .>>JULIANN MAZACHEK: We are
proud to welcome 14 bachelor degree
graduates and 111 associate degree graduates
as new alumni of Washington University.
Let’s give them a round of applause.
(Applause). Before concluding the ceremony,
graduates, I would like to underscore that this is a moment of
transition. You entered Lee Arena as the final step inAchieving the degree that
we are here to — to celebrate today.
We know this is just going to be one of the milestones in your
educational journey in the future. But today, your time as a
Washburn University student and when you leave today, you begin
your exciting future by joining thousands of proud Washburn
University alumni. In that regard, it is now my
pleasure to introduce Mandi Walter,
president of the Washburn University Alumni Association
Board of Directors.>>MANDI WALTER: On behalf of
the more than 45,000 Washburn alumni, I
congratulate you on your graduation from Washburn
University. You are joining the ranks of alumni from across the nation who all
have one thing in common, we are all Ichabods. Like them, you
have developed a permanent and lasting
relationship with Washburn. As such, your continued involvement will help shape Washburn for the years to come, for the
generations of Ichabods who will follow in your footsteps.
Throughout the rest of your life, the Alumni Association
will keep you connected to Washburn University and your
classmates. Today, our graduation gift to
you is a complimentary one-year membershipmembership in the wash
return Washburn Alumni Association. Being a member of the Alumni
Association is all the fun of college without the homework and
tests. Don’t be afraid to get involved and be a part of the
fun. Your fellow Ichabod alumni will welcome you with open arms.
On this day of graduation, we wish you happiness, good health,
and prosperity. Congratulations! To each of you!
(Applause).>>JULIANN MAZACHEK: All
graduates please rise and remain standing. First, congratulations,
graduates! Second, as a symbol of your
great achievement, please move .
The tassel is on the right side of your cap. As a signal of your achievement,
please move the tassel to the left side of your mortgagard board to mortarboard to indicate your new
status as alumni. (Cheers and Applause). We conclude the spring 2019
commencement with the singing of the alma mater, located on the
inside cover of your program, by members of the Washburn Singers. Please remain standing for the
recessional. Graduates, family and friends, we at Washburn wishYou the best in
your future. ♫ A song of our prayers wide ♫ ♫ A song of breezes strong ♫ ♫ A song of our pride, the true
and the tried ♫ ♫ Of our college dear, a song ♫
♫ Washburn, Washburn, we love thee well ♫ ♫ Ours is the joy thy praise to
swell ♫ ♫ With voices free we’ll sing of
thee ♫ ♫ And ever thy praise we’ll tell
♫ ♫ The winds for thee music makes
♫ ♫ The prairies their strength
reveal ♫ ♫ Our glorious state, our Kansas
great ♫ ♫ On thee has set her seal ♫ ♫ Washburn, Washburn, we love
thee well ♫ ♫ Ours is the joy thy praise to
swell ♫ ♫ With voices free, we’ll sing
of thee ♫ ♫ And ever thy praise we’ll tell
♫♫ (Applause). ♫

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