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Commencement Week 2017

Next week, the students, faculty, staff, and supporters of Wyoming Catholic College will gather in Lander to celebrate the College’s annual milestone: Commencement. On May 13, 2017, the young men and women of the Class of 2017 will cross the stage and be presented with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree – only the seventh class to do so in the College’s history.

Dr. Glenn Arbery, who will be presiding over his first commencement festivities since being named President in early 2016, is excited by the impending event. “Wyoming Catholic College bears its fruits in its graduates, young people who are firm in moral conviction, imaginative, articulate, compassionate, and touched by divine fire,” he said. “We are proud to send them into the world, because we know that they, in turn, will bear good fruit in whatever they are called to do.”

The public is cordially invited to attend the commencement activities, which will take place over two days: On Friday, May 12, in keeping with a long-standing custom dating back to the Middle Ages, a Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated at at 4p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander (163 Leedy Drive). The Commencement Ceremony itself will take place the following day, at 10:00 a.m. in The Lander Community and Convention Center (950 Buena Vista Drive). Father Robert Sirico, Founder and President of The Acton Institute, will deliver the commencement address, after which the graduates will be conferred with degrees. The commencement ceremony will end with a commission to graduates from President Arbery, a solemn blessing, and a recessional. A luncheon for all those in attendance will follow.

Details for Commencement Weekend are available HERE, as is an RSVP form. We would appreciate it if those friends and family who a planning to attend could fill out the latter (to help us estimate the size of the weekend’s events).

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