Commencement ceremony held at Concordia CollegeMoorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - After four years, hundreds of college students are saying goodbye to Concordia College. The school held its commencement ceremony at Memorial Auditorium today.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
481 bachelor degrees were handed out and four master degrees. One unique part to Concordia is that nearly all the graduating students walk through the ceremony. Some graduates say it'll be difficult to leave school, but they're ready for the next step in life.
“It's bitter sweet. It really is. I'm really happy to be done, but I'm not happy to leave the family. I know everybody, I love walking around the campus knowing everybody and we are like a little family. I think a lot of people make fun of it, but I love it."
"It's a sad day, but a happy day, just like any graduation you know, made a lot of good friends here a lot of life long friends and it's going to be sad to see them go that's for sure."
"You get to know your professors, your friends, everybody, it's nice to just feel like you're a family."
CEO of Kaiser Permanente, George Halvorson was the guest speaker.