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FIFTY FIFTH COMMENCEMENT
Beginning Sunday With Baccalaureate Sermon Week Will Be
Lebanon University will be in gala attire next week, the occasion being that of the fifty-fifth annual commencement exercises when nearly half a hundred students will be graduated from the historic institution.
Festivities will be opened Sunday morning at 10:30 when Rev. William Frost Crispin, of Akron, Ohio, will deliver the baccalaureate sermon. Dr. Crispin is a member of the class of 1860, is one of the oldest living graduates of the old normal and will doubtless deliver a stirring and forceful appeal to the graduates of this year’s class. There will be no morning services in any of the churches as has been the custom for some years and all will unite with the students in this hour of worship. The board of trustees will attend in a body and the local ministers will participate in the services.
Societies to Give Reception.
Scientific Class Day is booked for Wednesday when all the graduates of this course will deliver orations commencing at 9:00 a. m.
The alumnal oration will be delivered Wednesday evening at 8:00 o’clock and the alumnal banquet will immediately follow. The orator this year is Professor J. W. Withers of St. Louis, Mo., formerly president of the University. It will be arranged that the townsfolk may hear the oration without attending the banquet. The alumnal association will have charge of the banquet and tickets may now be obtained form Miss Eva Lewis, the secretary.
Classic Class Day is Thursday, when those who have striven for the degree of Bachelor of Arts will deliver their final orations.
These exercises close Commencement week quite as brilliantly as it started.
Those To Be Graduated.
Bachelor of Philosophy: Harry C. Burns, Buford A. Fletcher, William Fraser, Bruce Hart, Alta Nixon, Elman A. Dearth, Enid Ritz, Julia T. Snook, Mildred Gustin, Frank H. Close, William Alexander Price, Sylvester I. Yochum, Roscoe R. Robinson, Holly Estil Cunningham, Earl Farmer Martin, Raymond Franz.
Bachelor of Science: George H. Zarfoss, Ford McDonald, Chester E. Roberts, Hazel Drake, Rudolph O. Selfling, Robert A. Armstrong, Charles Francis Dunn, Hilda G. Mulford, F. Leslie Scofield, Buford A. Fletcher, Harry C. Burns, William Fraser, Bruce Hart, William J. Cromer, Carl G. Hopkins, Stanley C. Jordan, Lee Tigar, William Herman Whitmore, Lawrence E. Bilyeu.
Of these graduates the following are from Lebanon: Morrell Bain, Elva Drake, Katherine Will, Mildred Gustin, William Suemening, Genevieve Hawk, Harry Burns, William Fraser, Bruce Hart, Alta Nixon, Hazel Drake, Hidah Mulford, F. L. Scofield, Lee Tigar, William Whitmore.
Source: The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, August 4, 1910 [copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]
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