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MCC to kick off commencement ceremonies

By Bryan Richardson

Manhattan Christian College will initiate a full month of area commencement exercises when it holds its ceremonies on Saturday.

MCC will have 77 students graduating at 2 p.m. at Forum Hall in the K-State Union. Rick Wright, MCC student life vice-president, will address the graduates with a challenge entitled “Seized.”

MCC trains Christian leaders to spread the Gospel regardless of their chosen profession.

This year’s class represents a wide span of ministry interests including management and ethics (31 percent of the class), family ministry (26 percent), Bible (17 percent), cross-cultural ministry (8 percent), youth ministry (6 percent), Biblical leadership (5 percent), pastoral ministry (3.5 percent), worship ministry (3.5 percent) and one certificate of Biblical leadership. Eight percent of the class has been involved in the dual-degree program between MCC and KSU, and those students are graduating with a bachelor’s degree from each college. 

Latin graduation honors recognize approximately 20 percent of the graduating students for having the highest grade point averages among all graduates in their class. Summa cum laude is awarded to the top 3 percent, magna cum laude is awarded to next 7 percent and cum laude is awarded to the next 10 percent.

MCC’s graduation is the first of several major ceremonies to be held here. K-State’s spring graduation ceremonies will take place next weekend on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. Manhattan Technical College will hold ceremonies May 11 at the Hilton Garden Inn. And USD 383 is holding its graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20 at Bramlage Coliseum.

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