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Commencement 2014

Commencement

Invocation

Rev. Douglas McMahon, Director of the Center for Spiritual Life and College Chaplain

O loving God, 
 
Over the past years, we have set out on a journey of learning together, cultivating our entire selves, our minds, but also our spirits, souls and bodies, all of the human experience.  It has been a journey full of competition, achievement, struggle and even deep grief.  Along the way, we have discovered wisdom, meaning, and lifelong friends and mentors.
 
Today, we ask for your blessing upon us as we gather together to give and receive diplomas and celebrate one another's achievements.  Our hearts are full of joy, and even some sadness as we prepare to say goodbye.  
 
As we look to the future, O God, give us courage.  We begin this new journey, seeking to fulfill our hopes and dreams, our own vocations.  Help us overcome ignorance and prejudice.  Offering to you and the world our best selves--heart, soul, mind and strength-- we go forth to work for a better world, one of wholeness, justice and peace.
 
Hear our prayer, O loving God.  
Amen.

Commencement 2014 Recap

Commencement 2014 Coverage
Photos, awards, remarks and more!

Raising of the Tent

Raising the Commencement tent for 2014, the largest of its kind in Florida.