A Picture-Book Commencement!

Georgetown, KY – The 248 Georgetown College seniors who walked at commencement and the 21 members of the Class of 1962 who returned for their Golden Anniversary Reunion won’t soon forget the picture-perfect ceremony on Giddings Lawn, May 19, 2012. More to come in the next issue of Insights magazine, but, for now visit the College’s flickr page to see if you – or someone you know – were captured digitally by our photographer!

Among the many people we hope you won’t forget are…

(At right) Dr. Brad Hadaway, center, who was presented with the coveted Don and Chris Kerr Cawthorne Award for Excellence in Teaching by Provost Rosemary Allen and President Bill Crouch. The popular winner is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Program Coordinator for Oxford Programs.

Doug McDonald, who has overcome a number of physical challenges, received the President’s Honor Award. But, he also was one of two named on Academic Honors Day earlier in May for the top Psychology award. The former GC groundskeeper and his wife, Laura Levy McDonald ’06 – here, with their daughter, Clarke Elizabeth – survived a serious head-on automobile collision in 2008.

Mac Bailes, right, an Elementary Education major and Christian Leaders Scholar who gave an inspiring Senior Address. A President’s Ambassador and a member of PHA, he is the fourth son of Steve and Shannon Bailes of Owensboro to graduate from GC!

Senior Class President Portia Watson, left, who announced her classmates were “paying that grace forward” with a gift of $12,500 to the College. Portia, of Mount Washington, KY, is one of GC’s three Fulbright Fellows and will be teaching English in Thailand next school year.

Commencement Speaker Barry Munitz, Trustee Professor and former Chancellor, California State University, who said we are not serious enough in the U.S. about improving our schools – and encouraged all graduating seniors to consider Teaching as a career at some point.

Dr. Munitz also told the seniors to “take a risk, make a mistake – you’ll learn more. I’m urging you to try something where you are less sure of success.”



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