What started out as a slightly overcast morning concluded with blue skies and light breezes as the Tabor College commencement ceremonies were held Saturday in Joel H. Wiens stadium.
In all, 157 diplomas were presented to the 101st graduating class. This was the largest graduating class in the history of the college.
Following a band concert and the traditional processional, Rose Samples, representing the school of Adult and Graduate Studies, offered the invocation. Andrew Rails was the speaker representing the Hillsboro campus graduates, while Todd Tangeman spoke on behalf of the class from Tabor College Wichita.
President Jules Glanzer presented the Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award to Brianne Green, Littleton, Colo., and Brian Bostic, Mount Vernon, Ohio. They each received a cash award and plaque in honor of their leadership skills demonstrated during their time as Tabor students, but also for their potential leadership capabilities.
The commencement address was given by Valerie Rempel, Tabor alumna and associate dean and associate professor of history and theology at Fresno (Calif.) Pacific Biblical Seminary.
She titled her address, ?Strength, Courage and the Presence of God.?
The graduating class was presented diplomas by Glanzer and the school?s alumni association provided each graduate with a Bible.