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Tracy Wendell with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Over 300 students are graduated at the 54th commencement of Lourdes University in Toledo, Ohio on May 19, 2012. It was the first commencement for Lourdes as a university, and the last for outgoing president Robert Helmer, PhD., J.D. Dr. Elizabeth S. Ruppert, M.D., gave the commencement address; she and Robert Maxwell received honorary degrees.

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Charity Lyn Anderson, the undergraduate commencement speaker, is introduced by university provost Janet H. Robinson, PhD., projected image behind her.

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Charity Lyn Anderson, undergraduate commencement speaker, during the ceremony.

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Chrys Peterson receives her Master of Organizational Leadership, from program director Patrice McClellan, Ed.D.

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Father Dominic Savyo receives his Master of Organizational Leadership, from program director Patrice McClellan, Ed.D.

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Master ofScience in Nursing graduate Darrah Samuel Obong Okeke blows a kiss to her cheering family as she is hooded by Deborah Vargo, Ph.D.

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Outgoing president Robert Helmer, PhD., J.D. left, and his wife Linda. Helmer was given a special award for his service to the university and its values.

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Linda Helmer, left, with her husband, outgoing president Robert Helmer, PhD., J.D. The preisdent was given a special award for his service to the university and its values. He stressed that it was a team effort.

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Karen T. Biscay, M.M., chairperson, Department of Music, leads the audience in the "Song of Lourdes".

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Over 300 students are graduated at the 54th commencement of Lourdes University in Toledo, Ohio on May 19, 2012.

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Graduates celebrate as their degree is called. Over 300 students are graduated at the 54th commencement of Lourdes University in Toledo, Ohio on May 19, 2012.

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Sister Ann Carmen Barrone, OSF, M.M., vice president for Mission and Ministry, giving the benediction.

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Bachelor of Arts in Social Work recipients Chris Langenderfer, of Sylvania, left, and Fatima Joma, of Sylvania, before the ceremony. Joma is the president of the social work honors society, Phi Alpha.

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Christine W. Boudrie, M.D., Assistant Professor of Biology & Health Sciences leads the processional as she carries the university's mace.

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Bachelor of Arts in the Science of Nursing [B.S.N.] graduates Rebecca McCann, of Adrian, Michigan, left, and Erin Marten-Snyder, of Toledo, are checked off before the procession by Lourdes University employee Kathie Myers, of Waterville.

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Over 300 students are graduated at the 54th commencement of Lourdes University in Toledo, Ohio on May 19, 2012.

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Sister Diana Lynn Eckel, OSF, M.A., congregational minister, Sisters of St. Francis, delivers the invocation.

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Robert L. Maxwell received an honorary degree.

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Robert L. Maxwell received an honorary degree. It was the first commencement for Lourdes as a university, and the last for outgoing president Robert Helmer, PhD., J.D. Dr. Elizabeth S. Ruppert, M.D., gave the commencement address; she and Robert Maxwell received honorary degrees.

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Robert L. Maxwell, left, and Robert Helmer, Ph.D., J.D., president of the university.

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Dr. Elizabeth S. Ruppert, M.D., left, is hooded by Lourdes University president Robert Helmer, PhD., J.D. as she receives an honorary degree.

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Dr. Elizabeth S. Ruppert, M.D., left, is hooded by Lourdes University president Robert Helmer, PhD., J.D. as she receives an honorary degree. At rear, right, is Joseph T. Nachtrab, chair of the Board of Trustees.

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Maureen Marie Sullivan celebrates as she receives her degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

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