Posted on May 18, 2014 in Alumni News, Campus News, and News
Congratulations to the members of the Class of 2014!
The weather was perfect for KU’s 142nd Commencement ceremony and the traditional walk down the Hill. The procession lasted about an hour as the graduates filed into Memorial Stadium.
Jeff Kennedy, j’81, chair of the KU Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, shared a story about Jayhawk connections with the graduates.
“Several years ago, in the forbidden city in Beijing, China, while wearing a KU cap I ran into a group of KU Business School students and their teacher.” He added that he was not surprised to have run into them on the other side of the globe, because “no matter where you go in this world, you will find alumni or others who love KU.”
All new graduates receive a one-year membership to the KU Alumni Association, courtesy of KU Endowment, which begins on June 1.
The quote of the day, though, belongs to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little.
“Always strive to be better than your selfie,” she advised the graduates—right before snapping her own selfie.
In an era where colleges and universities are banning “selfies” at the ceremony, the University of Kansas embraces the phenomenon and encourages graduating students to snap a photo to remember the moment and then send it to KU to be included in a Facebook album.
Check out KU’s Facebook page later today for pictures of students who graduated today.
See some of our favorite photos from Commencement day on Flickr, or watch the slideshow below.