(Wenham MA) I took in the 124th Gordon College commencement on a Saturday where there was rain when it started and bright sunshine when it was over.
This was the first rainy one I’ve been at. That rain pushed the activities to indoors at the Bennett Center. Logistical nightmare, no doubt!
My goal at the commencement was to get a final picture of the seniors – Roy Ray, Shaun Roach, Alex Carnes, Luke Hamilton, and Park Thomas all members of this season’s CCC championship team. I did get that done. I also like to get pictures of their families too. Didn’t do so well there………way too congested afterwards.
I loved the crowd and couldn’t help but wish that maybe next February the Fighting Scots could play the CCC championship game in front of many of them.
I also noticed that the 2013-14 championship banner isn’t in the Bennett Center rafters yet.
One of the memorable moments of this graduation was a medical emergency that happened when President Michael Lindsay was speaking. The emergency staff was quick and efficient. Later family members came back informing that the lady involved was okay. I was pleased that President Lindsay did the role-model thing by taking the situation to God in prayer. I can tell you, he wasn’t the only one in the crowd doing it!
I wish the players and their families well in the days ahead. It has been a pleasure connecting with all of you.