Hiram College

Blue skies and sunshine provided the ideal backdrop for Hiram College’s 162nd Commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2012.

Three-hundred-and-two seniors graduated, celebrating the day with family, friends, faculty and staff. Husband-and-wife, Sen. Sherrod Brown and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Connie Schultz, gave a joint commencement address to the Class of 2012.

View a video stream of the Commencement ceremony.

View a full collection of Commencement photos on Flickr.

All photos by Kasey Samuel Adams.

Pre-Commencement Celebrations

On Friday, May 11, seniors, their families and friends, faculty and staff attended a pre-commencement dinner and dance. Students, family, friends, faculty and staff joined together in a pre-commencement brunch at the Dining Hall.
Seven members of the Class of 2012 were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honor society in the U.S. Class of 2012 nursing majors attended a special pinning ceremony before Commencement. They will wear their pins on their uniforms when the enter the workforce.
The College’s Baccalaureate ceremony took place the morning of Commencement.

Commencement Ceremony


Students gather for robing and line-up before Commencement.
Faculty proceed onto Charles A. Henry Field for Commencement.
Jasmine Marks ’12 sings the Star Spangled Banner to begin the Commencement ceremony.  Rodney Jacobs Jr. ’12, introduces the Commencement speakers.
 Sen. Sherrod Brown and journalist Connie Schultz address the Class of 2012. A student thanks her parents with a message on her graduation cap.
Hundreds of families and friends watched as the Class of 2012 graduated. Commencement was a special day for the entire Hiram community.