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Commencement

Commencement Honors Announced

In preparation for Commencement on Sunday, May 19, 2019, the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2019 have been named. These honors are awarded by the faculty to the seniors who best exemplify Wayland’s motto of “Knowledge and Character.” In addition to their high academic achievements, these students also demonstrate a strong commitment to Wayland’s ideals.

The Valedictorian is Hannah Davis of Beaver Dam, WI. Chang-Yu (Eugene) Chen of Taipei, Taiwan, will be the Salutatorian. A number of other student awards are announced during the commencement ceremony.

Seyedeh Saghi Rokneddini of Yazd, Iran; Robert Stenzel of Beaver Dam, WI; Tia Thomas of Beaver Dam, WI; and Matthew Wagner of Evanston, IL; from the Class of 2020 were selected as Junior Marshals. 

This year’s commencement speaker is Wayland Trustee Terrence Wilson `02. Terrence currently serves as a Second Vice President at Northern Trust Bank in Chicago.

Commencement Events

Commencement related events provide an opportunity for all students, faculty, family, and guests of the graduates gather to celebrate the seniors’ achievements and wish them well. 
 
Saturday, May 18
 
8:45 AM  Alumni Breakfast, Pickard Dining Hall.
12:00 PM Cum Laude Society Luncheon, Pickard Dining Hall (by invitation).
5:00 PM Baccalaureate, Kimberly Chapel.
5:45-6:45 PM Buffet Dinner, Pickard Dining Hall.
7:00 PM Senior Music Recital, Kimberly Chapel.
7:45 PM Dessert Reception for the Class of 2019 at Patterson House. 
 
Sunday, May 19
 
10:00 AM Senior Class Photo.
11:00 AM Commencement, Lindsay Auditorium.
12:30-1:30 PM Buffet Luncheon, Pickard Dining Hall.
 
    • Chang-Yu (Eugene) Chen (left) of Taipei, Taiwan, was named the Salutatorian for the Class of 2019. Hannah Davis of Beaver Dam, WI, (right) is the Valedictorian.

      Chang-Yu (Eugene) Chen (left) of Taipei, Taiwan, was named the Salutatorian for the Class of 2019. Hannah Davis of Beaver Dam, WI, (right) is the Valedictorian.

    • This year’s commencement speaker is Wayland Trustee Terrence Wilson `02. Terrence currently serves as a Second Vice President at Northern Trust Bank in Chicago.

      This year’s commencement speaker is Wayland Trustee Terrence Wilson `02. Terrence currently serves as a Second Vice President at Northern Trust Bank in Chicago.

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