Jordan Kelly and David Dempsey graduate from Gordon College

Jordan Kelly

Jordan Kelly

David Dempsey

David Dempsey

(Wenham)  Today Julie and I continued our tradition of going to Gordon College graduations.

That tradition offers us a special chance to be with the men’s basketball graduates as well as their families.  Over the course of four years, and many games, they all become part of our extended family.

The weather was totally cooperative for the two-hour event……bright sun early and a cooling breeze later.

GC basketball players Jordan Kelly and David Dempsey are both in the Class of 2013 so I picture stalked them and their families.

Val and Jennifer

Val and Jennifer

We were also pleased to be on hand to watch our friend Val Gin get a Senior Distinguished Faculty Award.  The Junior DFA?  Two words came to mind when I watched him get the award – “loose” and “cannon!”

I made a connection with honorary degree recipient Preston Mason when he encouraged the students to memorize Scripture.  I couldn’t agree with him more on that one.   Andrew Murray: “The more I get to know Him through His Word, the better I will understand His Will.”

The photos included don’t have too much order to them and some of you may not even know who some of these folks are.  The normal connection is Gordon College men’s basketball.

Class of 1963

Class of 1963

There was another reason for my being on campus today – 50th class reunion.  A lot has changed since my one year in Drew Hall and my three years in Hilton House.  Back then the Bennett Center was a maintenance barn.  The soccer/baseball fields have become a parking lot and a dorm.

I will admit that in the pictures that include Adam/Stephen Herod I chickened out trying to guess which one was which.  Where are the name tags?

(All of the pictures will enlarge considerably if you click on them.  Enjoy.)

Tod, Keith, and Sarah

Tod, Keith, and Sarah

50

50

President Michael Lindsay

President Michael Lindsay

Leisure Studies grads

Leisure Studies grads

Laura, David, and Don

Laura, David, and Don

Kelly family

Kelly family

Julie and Bess

Julie and Bess

Jordan Kelly

Jordan Kelly

Jason, the Herods, and Shawn

Jason, the Herods, and Shawn

Jason, David, and Alex

Jason, David, and Alex

Greg and Jordan

Greg and Jordan

Dempsey family

Dempsey family

David Rox

David Rox

David Dempsey

David Dempsey

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