Brenau University Baccalaureate Program

Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 7-8 p.m. Live stream PDF program

The university looks forward to an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates who have persevered through the preceding months and earned their degrees. We are still hopeful that we will invite you to an outdoor commencement celebration in early May on the lawn of the historic Gainesville campus.

While planning is already underway for that event, a final decision about the Spring 2021 commencement celebration will be made sometime in March. Please watch for updates by email during the months ahead as we push through the current pandemic and adhere to the university’s culture of prevention.

In the meantime, we hope you will join us in celebrating our recent graduates at a live virtual baccalaureate ceremony.

  • Prelude: March Triomphale, Sigfried Karg-Elert — Performed by Mr. Ben Leaptrott, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Music
  • Invocation — Dr. Crystal Toombs, Assistant Vice President, Student Services
  • Hymn: O God, Our Help in Ages Past — Led by Ms. Caroline Dorr, WC ’21
  • Welcome — Dr. Jim Eck, Provost & Vice President, Academic Affairs
  • Greetings from the Board of Trustees — Ms. Emmie Howard, WC ’01, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
  • Reflection — Dr. Anne Skleder, President
  • Reflection — Dr. Eck
  • Reflection — Ms. Madia Cooper-Ashirifi, WC ’04, Chair, Dance Department
  • Dance Presentation: Kpanlango — performed by Kofi Mawuko. Featuring students:

    • Ms. Madison Freeman, WC ’22
    • Ms. Jodie Jernigan, WC ’22
    • Ms. Kayla Muirhead, WC ’20
  • Welcome from the Alumni Director — Ms. Ashley Carter, WC ’09, BU ’12, Director, Alumni & Constituent Engagement
  • Greetings from the Alumni Association — Ms. Brooke Statham, WC ’00, President, Alumni Association
  • Reflection — Ms. Amber Simmons, WC ’21
  • Brenau Alma Mater — Led by Ms. Dorr
  • Benediction — Dr. Toombs
  • Postlude: Toccata in C major, Domenico Zipoli — Performed by Mr. Leaptrott

Live stream the Baccalaureate Program on Vimeo