(Lander, Wyo.) – Later this week, the students, faculty, staff, and supporters of Wyoming Catholic College will gather to celebrate the College’s annual milestone: Commencement. On May 10, 24 young men and women will cross the stage and be presented with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree – only the fourth class to do so in the College’s history.
Dr. Kevin Roberts, who will be presiding over his first commencement ceremonies since being named WCC’s president in Fall 2013, is excited by the impending event. “The true measure of any educational institution is found in its graduates,” he said. “And here at Wyoming Catholic College, we’re very comfortable being measured by that — by what our students have become during their four years here. We are confident that Wyoming Catholic will help to transform our culture, our country, and our Church by means of these young men and women. In a word, they will be nothing less than excellent.”
The public is cordially invited to attend the commencement activities, which will take place over two days: On Friday, May 9, in keeping with a long-standing custom dating back to the Middle Ages, a Baccalaureate Mass will be celebrated at at 4p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander (163 Leedy Drive). Bishop James D. Conley, head of the Diocese of Lincoln and former auxiliary bishop of Denver, will be the homilist and concelebrant.
The Commencement Ceremonies will take place the following day, at 10:30 a.m., again at Holy Rosary. Bishop Conley will be the commencement speaker, after which the graduates will be conferred with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. The College will also be honoring Bishop Conley with the Sedes Sapientiae Award, given annually to a Catholic who has made an outstanding contribution to defending and articulating the Catholic faith in today’s church and state. The commencement ceremony will end with a commission to graduates from President Roberts, a solemn blessing, and a recessional. A luncheon for all those in attendance will follow at The Inn at Lander (260 Grandview Drive).
–Provided by Wyoming Catholic College