Wrap-up: MC Class of 2016 Commencement

Maryville College Class of 2016 Commencement

Approximately 225 members of the Maryville College Class of 2016 graduated during the College’s commencement ceremony on May 15. Watch the video, view the photos and read the stories to experience graduation weekend all over again!





Grinder encourages 2016 grads to serve others
Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services, delivered the commencement address, titled “Call to Serve,” to the Maryville College Class of 2016. 

The Daily Times reports: Veterans commissioner encourages MC graduates to serve others
Read the Daily Times’ coverage of Commencement 2016.

Approximately 225 grads in Class of 2016; 77 earn honors diplomas
See the full list of Maryville College students who were awarded bachelor of arts degrees, bachelor of science degrees and bachelor of music degrees this year. Seventy-seven graduates receiving diplomas May 15 graduated with honors.

2016 graduates pursue impressive careers, internships, grad school studies
Maryville College graduates go on to do great things, and the Class of 2016 is no different. Ready and excited to go out into the world, members of MC’s Class of 2016 will scatter to all parts of the country – and world – to pursue internships, graduate school studies and jobs. Read more about some of these graduates and their impressive plans.  

Two MC seniors to pursue graduate studies at Hult International Business School
Two Maryville College seniors are pursuing graduate studies at the prestigious Hult International Business School, a global business school with campus locations in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, New York, and Ashridge Estate (UK). 

MC’s Alpha Gamma Sigma inducts 22 students during 2016 ceremony
Twenty-two Maryville College students were inducted into the College’s Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Scholarship Society in a ceremony held May 14 at the Chilhowee Club. 


Text: Many-Bears Grinder’s Commencement address to the Class of 2016
Many-Bears Grinder, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Veterans Services, delivered the commencement address to the Maryville College Class of 2016 on May 15, 2016. Here is the full text of her address, titled “Call to Serve.”

Text: Senior Class president’s remarks to the Class of 2016 during baccalaureate
Brittany Miller ’16, senior class president, gave remarks to the Class of 2016 during baccalaureate on May 14, 2016. Here is the full text of her remarks, titled “Where We Call Home.” 

Text: Vandy Kemp’s baccalaureate sermon
Vandy Kemp, vice president and dean of students at Maryville College, delivered the sermon during the 2016 baccalaureate service on May 14, 2016. Read excerpts from her sermon, titled “Lessons of Love from MC and Me.”

Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”