Covenant College held its 58th annual commencement ceremony on May 4, 2013. Families, friends, and Covenant faculty and staff gathered to congratulate the Class of 2013 on their accomplishments, and to pray for God’s blessing as they set out as new Covenant alumni.
Members of the Class of 2013 and Covenant’s faculty processed into the ceremony as the Covenant Pipe & Drum Corps played. Following an invocation by Professor Sarah Donaldson, graduate testimonies were shared by Belinda Bauman M.Ed. ’13, Andrew Carey ’13, and Ginny Somerville ’13. Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer delivered the commencement address.
Jeff Hall, vice president for academic affairs, presented the candidates for graduation with Professors Camille Hallstrom and Matthew Vos, and President J. Derek Halvorson awarded the degrees.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Presbyterian Church in America, Chairman Martin Moore congratulated the graduates. Professors Tim Morris and Jim Drexler prayed for the Class of 2013, and all in attendance sang the College hymn, “All for Jesus,” before the recessional.