From Friday-Sunday, there are many activities and get-togethers. Truly, it was non-stop! A highlight on Friday was a luncheon address by the college president and then his presentation of the Golden Warrior Medal to each Golden Warrior.
As you can see, each graduate wore a nametag with their senior photo, which made for easy recognition. I loved John's comment on his photo, "this isn't the face I shaved this morning."
Getting academic hoods to lay just right was a trick! John's was called "drab", although I'd call it beige, for Business Administration, Commerce, Accounting. Rich's was light blue for Education.
Brother helping brother.
Commencement was wonderful. The college orchestra and choir led with wonderful music and the speaker was Rick Warren. Enough said!
These were our Saturday night dinner hosts. Their lovely home had wonderful views of the City Hall and surrounding mountains. A wonderful Mexican buffet was served with a fun detail. Our drinking "glasses" were Kerr Mason jars. You see, the founder of the college was Ruth Kerr, of the famous jar company.
The weekend culminated with a wonderful worship service in the prayer chapel, tucked in the campus woods. It's a small and very sweet structure. We sang wonderful hymns, "Lead On, O King Eternal", "Day by Day", and others and one of the classmates, now a retired pastor, brought the message. Others led with scripture reading and a poignant moment where the names of 22 classmates who have passed away were read. That seems like a lot out of a class of 146, which was the largest to date in 1964.
A view of formal gardens of Kerrwood Hall. Such a beautiful campus!
It was a wonderful weekend. Truly a time to remember!