Commencement – May 9 to 11, 2014

Alanah Rempel ’12 (Grand Lake, Colo.), Dawson Waltner ’12 (Freeman, S.D.) and Junau Louis-Jean ’13 (Les Cayes, Haiti) celebrate.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 9

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. – Hot breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
$4.50 Adult, $3.25 Child (ages 5 to 12)
8:30 a.m. – Nursing Pinning rehearsal, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
10:30 a.m. – Graduation rehearsal, Start in Charles Hall and finish in Yost Center
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
$7.75 Adult, $5.50 Child (ages 5 to 12)
1 p.m. – Pastoral Ministries Commissioning rehearsal, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
4 p.m. – Student recital: Morgan Martin & Rebecca Rhodes, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
5:30 to 6:15 p.m. – Dinner, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
$7.75 Adult, $5.50 Child (ages 5 to 12)
7 p.m. – Music Theatre Workshop performance, Studio Theatre, Northlawn

Saturday, May 10

8:30 a.m. – International Chorale informational meeting, Lambright Hall, Lemons Center
9 a.m. – Disaster Management Recognition, Studio Theatre, Northlawn
A time of recognition for the achievements of the graduating Disaster Management students. Paul Unruh Ac58, ’60, a member of the Mennonite Disaster Service Binational Board of Directors and MDS volunteer will be the speaker.
10 a.m. – Nursing Pinning Ceremony and Reception, Sanctuary and Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
A celebration recognizing the achievements of Hesston’s 2014 nursing graduates. Marcy Renollet ’95, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Risk Manager for Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc., will be the featured speaker. Early arrival is suggested as seating is limited; overflow seating with live video feed is available in an adjacent area. A reception honoring the graduates will follow in the church community center. No tickets required. No tripods allowed during the ceremony. DVDs available.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Brunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
$7.75 Adult, $5.50 Child (ages 5 to 12)
1 p.m. – Student recital: Mischa De Jesus and Megan Goodrich, Studio Theatre, Northlawn
1 p.m. – Pastoral Ministries Commissioning Service and Reception, Sanctuary and Education Hall, Hesston Mennonite Church
A time of fellowship, prayer, affirmation and blessing for pastoral ministries students, faculty, friends and supporters. John Murray ’81, pastor at Hesston Mennonite Church, will deliver the address. No tripods are allowed during the ceremony. DVDs available.
2:30 p.m. – Aviation Graduate Reception, Community Center, Hesston Mennonite Church
A time to recognize the 2014 Aviation and Air Traffic Control graduates.
4 p.m. – International Chorale concert, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
5:30 to 6:15 p.m. – Dinner, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
$7.75 Adult, $5.50 Child (ages 5 to 12)
7 p.m. – Music Theatre Workshop performance, Studio Theatre, Northlawn
8 to 9 p.m. – Go Everywhere reception, Larks Nest, Erb Hall
All students, families, faculty and staff can munch, mingle and offer best wishes to the 2014 graduates. Informal come and go.

Sunday, May 11

8 to 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
$4.50 Adult, $3.25 Child (ages 5 to 12)
9 a.m. – Commencement, Yost Center
Science faculty Marelby Mosquera ’04 and nursing faculty Joyce Huber will present the Commencement address. Early arrival is suggested, as floor seating is limited. No tickets required. Bleacher seating is also available. No tripods are allowed in Yost Center during the ceremony. DVDs available. The service will also be broadcast live online. Commencement webcast
11 a.m. to noon – Lunch, Dining Hall, Bontrager Student Center
$10.50 Adult, $7.25 Child (ages 5 to 12)
6 p.m. – Dorms Close, Erb Hall and Kauffman Court