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Published: 5/18/2013 - Updated: 11 months ago


Lourdes University commencement

Lourdes University held its 55th commencement on May 18 at SeaGate Convention Centre in downtown Toledo. Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate the commencement of students graduating with everything from associate to bachelor to master to honorary doctoral degrees. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Janenne Marcus, of Monclova, center, clutched her degree as she and other recent graduates passed by two lines of clapping faculty. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Janenne Marcus, of Monclova, center, clutched her degree as she and other recent graduates passed by two lines of clapping ...
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Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak addressed the crowd after having an honorary doctorate in humanities conferred. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak addressed the crowd after having an honorary doctorate in humanities conferred.
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Dr. Janet Robinson, Interim President of Lourdes University, takes to the podium for the welcoming remarks. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Janet Robinson, Interim President of Lourdes University, takes to the podium for the welcoming remarks.
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Karri Lido, of Detroit, center, and her daughter Cassie, 3, right, wave at Lido's sister-in-law Tracy Lido, a candidate for a degree in nursing. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Karri Lido, of Detroit, center, and her daughter Cassie, 3, right, wave at Lido's sister-in-law Tracy Lido, a ...
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Bachelor of Healthcare Administration candidate Neal Schaefer, of West Toledo, right, sported a homemade, Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bachelor of Healthcare Administration candidate Neal Schaefer, of West Toledo, right, sported a homemade, "Lourdes mohawk" for the Lourdes University ...
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Bachelor of Criminal Justice candidate Trina Lesley snaps her shoes back on as she and her fellow students wait in line before the start of commencement. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bachelor of Criminal Justice candidate Trina Lesley snaps her shoes back on as she and her fellow students wait in ...
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Lourdes University faculty head into the reception area for recent graduates after the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lourdes University faculty head into the reception area for recent graduates after the ceremony.
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Margaret Bretzloff, of West Toledo, center, smiled as she received her hood, marking her Master of Arts in Theology. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Margaret Bretzloff, of West Toledo, center, smiled as she received her hood, marking her Master of Arts in Theology.
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Jonathan Van Zile addressed his fellow students and their friends and families as the undergraduate student commencement speaker. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jonathan Van Zile addressed his fellow students and their friends and families as the undergraduate student commencement speaker....
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Jonathan Van Zile addressed his fellow students and their friends and families as the undergraduate student commencement speaker. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jonathan Van Zile addressed his fellow students and their friends and families as the undergraduate student commencement speaker....
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Brian Pietrzak, of Sylvania, left, has a word with his son, Rickie, 10, as the pair wait for Rickie's mother Melissa, to cross the stage and accept her diploma in nursing. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Brian Pietrzak, of Sylvania, left, has a word with his son, Rickie, 10, as the pair wait for Rickie's mother ...
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Zander Epps, of San Diego, jumped in the air as he crossed the stage to receive his diploma in interdisciplinary studies. Epps' family, who had come from California, cheered as he crossed the stage. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Zander Epps, of San Diego, jumped in the air as he crossed the stage to receive his diploma in interdisciplinary ...
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Bianca Bryant, of North Toledo, raised her fist in the air as she received her bachelor's in psychology. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bianca Bryant, of North Toledo, raised her fist in the air as she received her bachelor's in psychology.
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Albert Stroucken addressed students and attendees after having an honorary doctorate of public service conferred. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Albert Stroucken addressed students and attendees after having an honorary doctorate of public service conferred.
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Katie Laplant, left, envelopes her friend Amanda Larson, both of West Toledo, right, in a hug after the ceremony. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Katie Laplant, left, envelopes her friend Amanda Larson, both of West Toledo, right, in a hug after the ceremony.
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