Paul graduated with a Bachelor of Education, to teach high school science and health.The university holds convocation over three days, and three faculties convocated this day, but the education students were the largest group. A laugh went through the crowd when the education students were asked to stand, due to the large number of students compared to the rest.
Here is the Chancellor of the university. The three ornate chairs were donated to the university by a chancellor emeritus, who got them from the church he had attended as a child. The church, Carmichael United had had to close doors and he was able to acquire them. They are now always used for university functions.
The faculty and graduates were "piped out" at the end of the 2 hour ceremony. Those on stage must have been hot under the lights. I noticed the university President, an amazing woman, who has done wonderful things with the university, and spoke so encouragingly to the graduating classes, slump in her chair and wipe her forehead. I'll bet that she was glad to have come to the last day of convocation.
This was a lovely day! And the weather was great as well, warm and sunny, after days of rain.