The Edmond Sun
Katelyn Eden, of Edmond, is a member of the graduating class of 2013 at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Eden earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in English at commencement exercises May 11.
The special day for the 237 seniors began with an inspirational baccalaureate message that morning from the Rev. D. David Holyan, the father of graduating senior Anna Holyan, in Champ Auditorium. A commencement luncheon was offered for the graduates, their families and Westminster faculty and staff following baccalaureate. That afternoon, Westminster President Dr. George B. Forsythe and Chairman of the Board of Trustees Bob Muehlhauser welcomed the honored graduates.
Commencement speaker for the ceremony was Don Tomnitz from Dallas, Class of 1970. He challenged the graduates in his keynote commencement address to make their own decisions about their future and to learn from their own mistakes. He also told them that any success they received would depend on their own efforts.
Following commencement exercises, graduates participated in the historic Columns Ceremony, a Westminster tradition.