Westmont Magazine Commencement 2000
Bedecked with flowers and ribbons and sporting interesting additions to their mortar boards, 364 members of the class of 2000 graduated May 6.
An audience of 6,000 family and friends watched the exuberant proceedings.
Led by bagpipes, the seniors made their final march from Kerrwood to Carr Field, the site of the ceremony.
Dr. Robert Seiple, ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, spoke to the graduates. Formerly the head of World Vision USA, the world’s largest privately funded Christian international relief-and-development organization, he stepped down after 11 years to advise the U.S. secretary of state on ways to integrate and implement policies that promote religious freedom into U.S. foreign policy.
Bart Tarman, assistant to the provost and chaplain-at-large, delivered the Baccalaureate address May 5 to a packed crowd in the gym.
Celebrating their 50th reunion, 37 members of the class of 1950 marched with the graduates. They also attended special events with their classmates during the weekend.