Pictures from Commencement Day, May 14, 2011:
Commencement Day: Thomas Aquinas College, May, 14, 2011
The Baccalaureate Mass
Awaiting the procession ...
Processing onto the academic quadrangle, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel in the background
Jane Forsyth leads the National Anthem.
The 2011 Senior Class Speaker, Luke Bueche
The 2011 Commencement Speaker: The Most Rev. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
“As graduates of this fine Catholic college, you have a unique responsibility for the New Evangelization. You must promote a new dialogue of reconciliation between faith and reason.”
The awarding of the diplomas
The graduates sing, Non nobis, Domine, Domine non nobis, Domine Sed nomini, sed nomini, tuo da gloriam — “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, But to Your name give glory.”
Departing the quadrangle, diplomas in hand ...
Hats off to the Class of 2011!