Hiram College

It’s hard to believe, as summer school classes are already under way on campus, that just two days ago on Saturday, May 15, the Hiram community celebrated the 160th commencement exercises of the College.

The day’s events started with the baccalaureate service, followed by a wonderful brunch served in the College’s new dining hall. In the early afternoon, hundreds gathered on the campus green to revel in the accomplishments of those being honored. Three Hiram faculty members – Professor of Psychology Andy Konick, Professor of Religious Studies Dixon Slingerland, and Professor of Sociology Mario Renzi – each received Distinguished Service Awards. These extraordinary professors have provided over a century’s worth of combined service.

After the commencement address by Former Ambassador to Honduras James F. Creagan, the seven master’s candidates and 277 bachelor’s candidates received their degrees. Following the commencement, students, families, friends, faculty and staff continued the celebration with a reception under the Hinsdale arch and in the Kennedy Center.

Congratulations to our new graduates and to our honored faculty.

To see extensive photos and video clips of the day’s events, visit Hiram’s Flickr site.