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Bachelor of Arts graduates.

It was a moment that they will never forget. After four years of homework assignments, studying for exams and making countless college memories, approximately 450 Maroons walked across the stage on May 5 to receive their Roanoke College degree.

Despite anticipated showers, the ceremony was held on the John Turbyfill Quad.

Dr. Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, was this year’s commencement speaker while Rev. Christopher Bowen spoke at the Roanoke College Baccalaureate inside the Cregger Center Arena on May 4.

“I predict that never in your life will you grow as much as an individual yet feel so much a part of a community as you did here,” Dr. Ruscio said. “You have learned that your personal well-being is inevitably intertwined with the condition of those around you. It is simply…



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