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Spring Graduation (May 19, 2012)

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Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, visits with David S. Dockery, president of the university, just before spring graduation where Swain is to give the commencement address. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, visits with David S. Dockery, president of the university, just before spring graduation where Swain is to give the commencement address. - Morris Abernathy
Family and friends gather to watch and celebrate spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Family and friends gather to watch and celebrate spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Zac Calvert
Graduates walk alongside faculty members in the processional from the PAC to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Graduates walk alongside faculty members in the processional from the PAC to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Spring graduates of the 2012 class walk in procession beside the Great Lawn before the commencement services begin. - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Spring graduates of the 2012 class walk in procession beside the Great Lawn before the commencement services begin. - Zac Calvert
During the 187th annual spring graduation, David S. Dockery, president of the university, told a group of 614 graduates that faithfulness is a characteristic that marks the class of 2012. Here the line of graduates passes Miller Tower on the way to the Great Lawn. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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During the 187th annual spring graduation, David S. Dockery, president of the university, told a group of 614 graduates that faithfulness is a characteristic that marks the class of 2012. Here the line of graduates passes Miller Tower on the way to the Great Lawn. - Morris Abernathy
614 graduates walk past friends and family to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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614 graduates walk past friends and family to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
The bright summer sun casts shadows of the graduates as they walk to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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The bright summer sun casts shadows of the graduates as they walk to the Great Lawn for spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Skyler Vaden, sports management graduate, walks to his seat during the processional at spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Skyler Vaden, sports management graduate, walks to his seat during the processional at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Alyssa Karr, broadcast journalism and sociology graduate, and Whitney Jones, journalism graduate, smile as they get ready for spring graduation to begin. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Alyssa Karr, broadcast journalism and sociology graduate, and Whitney Jones, journalism graduate, smile as they get ready for spring graduation to begin. - Jacob Moore
Graduates walk to the Great Lawn as spring graduation begins. - Photo by Anne Richoux
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Graduates walk to the Great Lawn as spring graduation begins. - Anne Richoux
Kevin Ung, sports management major, waves to friends and family during the spring graduation processional. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Kevin Ung, sports management major, waves to friends and family during the spring graduation processional. - Jacob Moore
Jordan Howerton, Christian ethics major, walks with the class of 2012 during the spring graduation processional. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Jordan Howerton, Christian ethics major, walks with the class of 2012 during the spring graduation processional. - Jacob Moore
Shinae Giffin, art graduate, walks toward the Great Lawn with the class of 2012 at spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Shinae Giffin, art graduate, walks toward the Great Lawn with the class of 2012 at spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Andi Schreiber, family studies graduate, smiles at some of her friends during the beginning processional of spring graduation. 
 - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Andi Schreiber, family studies graduate, smiles at some of her friends during the beginning processional of spring graduation. - Zac Calvert
Meredith Gunn, president of the senior class, leads her fellow graduates in the processional to spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Meredith Gunn, president of the senior class, leads her fellow graduates in the processional to spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Graduates make their way through a large crowd of friends and family during the processional for spring graduation.  - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Graduates make their way through a large crowd of friends and family during the processional for spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Graduates greet their friends and family as they file into spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Graduates greet their friends and family as they file into spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Kristi McMurry
Spring graduates find their seats before the services begin on the Great Lawn on a beautiful summer evening. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Spring graduates find their seats before the services begin on the Great Lawn on a beautiful summer evening. - Kristi McMurry
David S. Dockery, president of the university, welcomes graduates, employees, and guests to spring graduation in front of Miller Tower. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, welcomes graduates, employees, and guests to spring graduation in front of Miller Tower. - Morris Abernathy
A large crowd of friends and family gather with graduates for spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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A large crowd of friends and family gather with graduates for spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Union University Singers perform <em>All Flesh is Grass</em> under the direction of Chris Mathews, associate professor of music and department chair, during spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Union University Singers perform All Flesh is Grass under the direction of Chris Mathews, associate professor of music and department chair, during spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Students, family, faculty and staff gather on the great lawn to celebrate spring graduation.  - Photo by Anne Richoux
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Students, family, faculty and staff gather on the great lawn to celebrate spring graduation. - Anne Richoux
Luke Allison and Jessica Attig, mathematics graduates, bow their heads during the opening prayer at spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Luke Allison and Jessica Attig, mathematics graduates, bow their heads during the opening prayer at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Graduates of the class of 2012 sit in front of Miller Tower on a sunny day during spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Graduates of the class of 2012 sit in front of Miller Tower on a sunny day during spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
614 graduates gather with friends and family on the great lawn for spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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614 graduates gather with friends and family on the great lawn for spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, delivers the commencement address at spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, delivers the commencement address at spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Graduates listen to the commencement address during spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Graduates listen to the commencement address during spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Graduates Alex Brown and Josh Brown, both journalism, and Chelsea Carrier, English, listen to the commencement address during spring graduation.
 - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Graduates Alex Brown and Josh Brown, both journalism, and Chelsea Carrier, English, listen to the commencement address during spring graduation. - Zac Calvert
An exceptionally large crowd listens to Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, give the commencement address at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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An exceptionally large crowd listens to Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, give the commencement address at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, gives the commencement address at spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Carol M. Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, gives the commencement address at spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Graduates, their family and friends, and Union employees fill the Great Lawn during spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Graduates, their family and friends, and Union employees fill the Great Lawn during spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Nigel Manuel, media communications graduate, grins for a photo during spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Nigel Manuel, media communications graduate, grins for a photo during spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
614 excited graduates wait to receive their diplomas during spring graduation on a gorgeous summer evening.  - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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614 excited graduates wait to receive their diplomas during spring graduation on a gorgeous summer evening. - Kristi McMurry
The class of 2012 listens to the commencement address and anxiously awaits their time to receive their diplomas. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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The class of 2012 listens to the commencement address and anxiously awaits their time to receive their diplomas. - Jacob Moore
Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, addresses the graduating class of 2012 at spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University, addresses the graduating class of 2012 at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Colby Stinebaugh, art graduate, receives his diploma from David S. Dockery, president of the university, during spring graduation. 
 - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Colby Stinebaugh, art graduate, receives his diploma from David S. Dockery, president of the university, during spring graduation. - Zac Calvert
Shinae Giffin, art graduate, waits patiently to receive her diploma during spring graduation.  - Photo by Anne Richoux
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Shinae Giffin, art graduate, waits patiently to receive her diploma during spring graduation. - Anne Richoux
David S. Dockery, president of the university, presents biology major David Koh with a diploma during spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, presents biology major David Koh with a diploma during spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Social work graduates Courtney Allen and Courtney Burton excitedly hold up their diplomas during spring graduation.   - Photo by Anne Richoux
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Social work graduates Courtney Allen and Courtney Burton excitedly hold up their diplomas during spring graduation. - Anne Richoux
Natalie Wittmen, Spanish graduate, fist bumps a fellow graduate after receiving her diploma at spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Natalie Wittmen, Spanish graduate, fist bumps a fellow graduate after receiving her diploma at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Bri Rauls (center), athletic training graduate, laughs with fellow graduates at spring graduation. Rauls is the first of her family to graduate from a university. - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Bri Rauls (center), athletic training graduate, laughs with fellow graduates at spring graduation. Rauls is the first of her family to graduate from a university. - Ebbie Davis
Cassie Hallmark, elementary education graduate, gives a thumbs up after receiving her diploma during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. 
 - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Cassie Hallmark, elementary education graduate, gives a thumbs up after receiving her diploma during spring graduation on the Great Lawn. - Zac Calvert
Rachel Taylor, elementary education graduate, high-fives Cooper Rawls, physical education and health graduate, after receiving her diploma during spring graduation. - Photo by Zac Calvert
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Rachel Taylor, elementary education graduate, high-fives Cooper Rawls, physical education and health graduate, after receiving her diploma during spring graduation. - Zac Calvert
Andy Seaton, Christian studies graduate, joyfully walks back to his seat after receiving his diploma during  spring graduation.  - Photo by Anne Richoux
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Andy Seaton, Christian studies graduate, joyfully walks back to his seat after receiving his diploma during spring graduation. - Anne Richoux
Graduates file up to the stage to receive their diplomas at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Graduates file up to the stage to receive their diplomas at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Rob Calvert, engineering graduate, smiles after receiving his diploma at spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Rob Calvert, engineering graduate, smiles after receiving his diploma at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Graduates show excitement while celebrating their spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Graduates show excitement while celebrating their spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Katherine Pullen, Tigrett Medal recipient, grins with her diploma at spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Katherine Pullen, Tigrett Medal recipient, grins with her diploma at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Jessica Emerson and Benita Hale, organizational leadership graduates, pose together after receiving their diplomas at spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Jessica Emerson and Benita Hale, organizational leadership graduates, pose together after receiving their diplomas at spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
Darren Awender receives his doctor of pharmacy degree at spring graduation. The pharmacy class of 2012 was the first group to complete the program. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Darren Awender receives his doctor of pharmacy degree at spring graduation. The pharmacy class of 2012 was the first group to complete the program. - Jacob Moore
Keta Patel receives her doctor of pharmacy degree from David S. Dockery, president of the university, during spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Keta Patel receives her doctor of pharmacy degree from David S. Dockery, president of the university, during spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
David S. Dockery, president of the university, shares a laugh with Meredith Gunn, business administration graduate and president of the senior class, as he is presented a hardhat from the class of 2012 during spring graduation. - Photo by Zac Calvert
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, shares a laugh with Meredith Gunn, business administration graduate and president of the senior class, as he is presented a hardhat from the class of 2012 during spring graduation. - Zac Calvert
Katherine Pullen, Tigrett Medal recipient, walks forward to receive her award at spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Katherine Pullen, Tigrett Medal recipient, walks forward to receive her award at spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
Katherine Pullen, an intercultural studies and journalism double major from Jacksonville, Fla.,  makes her way to the stage to receive the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Katherine Pullen, an intercultural studies and journalism double major from Jacksonville, Fla., makes her way to the stage to receive the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal. - Morris Abernathy
David S. Dockery, president of the university, presents the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal to Katherine Pullen, intercultural studies and journalism double major. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, presents the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal to Katherine Pullen, intercultural studies and journalism double major. - Morris Abernathy
Katherine Pullen, intercultural studies and journalism graduate, smiles after receiving the Tigrett Medal at spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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Katherine Pullen, intercultural studies and journalism graduate, smiles after receiving the Tigrett Medal at spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
William Latimer, III, major donor for the new library project, receives an honorary doctor of humanities degree at spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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William Latimer, III, major donor for the new library project, receives an honorary doctor of humanities degree at spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
William Latimer, III, receives an honorary doctor of humanities degree during spring graduation. - Photo by Kristi McMurry
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William Latimer, III, receives an honorary doctor of humanities degree during spring graduation. - Kristi McMurry
Lloyd Hansen receives an honorary doctor of letters degree during spring graduation. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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Lloyd Hansen receives an honorary doctor of letters degree during spring graduation. - Morris Abernathy
Caroline Beffa, Reed Benson, Margaret Brinson and Alex Brown join the crowd in singing the alma mater to conclude spring graduation.  - Photo by Ebbie Davis
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Caroline Beffa, Reed Benson, Margaret Brinson and Alex Brown join the crowd in singing the alma mater to conclude spring graduation. - Ebbie Davis
David S. Dockery, president of the university, leads a round of applause in appreciation for Barbara McMillin, associate provost and dean of instruction. McMillin has been named the new president of Blue Mountain College. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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David S. Dockery, president of the university, leads a round of applause in appreciation for Barbara McMillin, associate provost and dean of instruction. McMillin has been named the new president of Blue Mountain College. - Jacob Moore
Katherine Pullen hugs her father Jerry Pullen after receiving the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal during spring graduation. - Photo by Jacob Moore
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Katherine Pullen hugs her father Jerry Pullen after receiving the Elizabeth Tigrett Medal during spring graduation. - Jacob Moore
A series of seven images merged to show the great lawn full of students, family, faculty and staff gathered for May Commencement service. - Photo by Morris Abernathy
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A series of seven images merged to show the great lawn full of students, family, faculty and staff gathered for May Commencement service. - Morris Abernathy

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