Graduate Ceremony Pictures
The Class of 2012 included 237 recipients of master’s degrees in disciplines from business administration to educational leadership. Graduating students heard from their classmate, Veronica Harmsen ’08, ’12, who advised them, “When you encounter obstacles, learn to look both ways…True success is not the education that you have, but what you do with this education.” Other speakers include former New York Stock Exchange president and CEO William Johnston and businesswoman Betsy Schmalz Ferguson, both of whom received honorary degrees.
Undergraduate Ceremony Pictures
The university also welcomed 385 undergraduates into the ranks of GCU alumni. The spirited ceremony including moving commentary from English major Karissa Merkel ’12, who emphasized the incorporate the Mercy core values into life after GCU, and words to remember from honorary degree recipients Rich Hader, R.N., Ph.D., of Meridian Health, and the Honorable Rochelle Hendricks, secretary of higher education for New Jersey.
Commencement Ceremony Programs
Miss out on the ceremonies? Forgot to take a program with you? Check out the programs for both of GCU's 2012 Commencement ceremonies below.