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Accomplishment not dimmed by no live commencement, speakers say

Submitted by mzuercher on Thu, 05/28/2020 - 12:30
The decorated back of Courtney Simpson's commencement hat

Participants in the May 17 virtual commencement emphasized the gains as well as the losses of semesters and college careers cut short by pandemic.

The title of Doug Siemens’ address was a common phrase that’s been evoked a lot lately.

Bethel will honor Class of 2020 with online commencement

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 04/28/2020 - 12:43
Doug Siemens

No commencement in Bethel College’s history has ever looked like the 127th will.

Ninety-nine seniors are scheduled to take part in virtual commencement exercises necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent local and state prohibitions on large gatherings.

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