NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.– Nearly 300 students were presented with their degrees Saturday, May 13, at Westminster College’s 163rd commencement ceremonies on Weisel Senior Terrace of Old Main.
“Commencement is such a joyful occasion on our campus as we celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating students and wish them well as they move forward with their plans for successful and fulfilling lives,” said Westminster College President Dr. Kathy B. Richardson.
Anthony Easley was selected by the 2017 senior class to give the senior address during the ceremony. A political science major, Easley is a son of Robert and Marissa Easley and a graduate of Karns City Area Senior High School. Dr. Robert S. Gardner ’57 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa.
An alumnus of the College, Dr. Gardner served for many years as a member of the Board of Trustees, including a term as chairman, and is a trustee emeritus. Dr. Gardner has had a distinguished career as a physician specializing in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology and cardiac angiology and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
The ceremonies were broadcast live on Armstrong (channel 72 in New Wilmington and channel 204 in Grove City), and Comcast (Channel 183 in New Castle). The events were also streamed and archived on wcnlive.com. This program was produced by the staff and students of Westminster College’s Broadcasting and Media Production department. WCN247.com is the online outlet for the Westminster Cable Network (WCN) and Titan Radio (WWNW-FM). WCN 24/7 is part of the Digital Journalism and the Broadcast & Media Production programs at Westminster College, offering students genuine, hands-on experience and taking them well beyond the classroom.