More than 500 students representing three schools — the College of Arts and Science, Atkinson Graduate School of Management and the College of Law — graduated from Willamette University on Sunday.
The university held virtual ceremonies and celebrations during this unprecedented time of stay-home orders. Each event was highlighted an invocation by Chaplain Karen Wood, a guest speaker and a presentation of the class.
Separate events recognized Distinguished Senior Awards, a Phi Beta Kappa induction, a multi-faith celebration and graduating LGBTQ students and students of color. An online meet and greet with faculty was also available.
Willamette celebrated about 349 undergraduates and featured speaker Alexandra Binder ’20.
AGSM recognized 119 graduates, including those in the new Data Science for Professionals program, and featured speaker Melissa Joe ’20, president of the Atkinson Student Association.
The College of Law honored about 108 graduates and featured speaker Meagan A. Flynn ’89, associate justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Willamette Academy recognized 28 graduates and about 10 have so far committed to the university this fall.
- Director of Choral Activities Wallace Long, Jr. — 36 years of service
- Professor and Director of the Debate Union Robert Trapp — 29 years of service
- Professor of Law Vincent Chiappetta — 22 years of service
- Maynard and Bertha Wilson Professor of Law David S. Clark — 18 years of service