'Grad Finale' Handily Combines Preparation, Celebration

Published 04.14.2015

Student News

Jarred T. Barch, of Reading, enrolled in information technology: network specialist concentration, claims the attire he won in a giveaway. (Let's hope the gown is long enough for the 6-foot-9-inch graduate-to-be!) Dylan N. Murray (left), and Andrew S. Manley attend to final details. Both are petitioning for dual Bachelor of Science degrees in information technology sciences: gaming and simulation and software development and information management. Murray hails from Jersey Shore and Manley is from Cogan Station.Graduation: the icing on the college experienceFrom left, Angela J. Bolinger, from Galena, Maryland; Meriah B. Port, of Bellefonte, and Tyler N. Marold, from Beach Lake. Bolinger and Port are earning associate degrees in engineering CAD technology; Marold will attain an associate degree in architectural technology.Early childhood education seniors Megan N. Watson (left) from Randolph, New Jersey, and Ashley M. Schrecongost, of Hughesville, give a written shoutout to their mentors.Hundreds of students who petitioned to graduate in one of next month's commencement ceremonies crossed several items off their checklists at Tuesday's Grad Finale. Held on the Bush Campus Center patio for the first time, the traditional event gave seniors the opportunity to pick up their graduation caps and gowns, fill out paperwork by the warm outdoor fire, grab a congratulatory cupcake, pose for fun "photo booth" images, and give thanks to those who helped them along the way. For more photos, visit the Alumni Relations Office's page on Facebook.