Bethany Lutheran College holds spring commencement
MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - Bethany Lutheran College held its spring commencement ceremony Friday in Mankato.
Even though not everyone was in attendance due to studying abroad or involvement in sports, this is one of the largest spring graduating classes at Bethany.
Staff says enrollment numbers continue to climb every year.
A total of 114 students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas, a time to reflect on their college experience and all they’ve learned.
“This group when they came in, when you take the [COVID-19] outbreak and you take out holidays and things like that, these students have had about 600 academic days. We talk about the change that happens over those 600 days. Never did I expect this kind of change or the things that they had to do. Just the resolute spirits that they have to kind of go through and to celebrate this on such a great day,” said Dr. Jason Lowrey, vice president of academic affairs at Bethany Lutheran College.
This is only the second in-person spring commencement ceremony that BLC has had since the pandemic.
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