Wrap-up: MC Class of 2017 Commencement

Maryville College Class of 2017 Commencement

Approximately 250 members of the Maryville College Class of 2017 participated in the College’s commencement ceremony on May 21. Watch the videos, view the photos and read the stories to experience graduation weekend all over again!

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Spencer reminds grads they ‘are now entering the mission field’
Jack Spencer ’65, an internationally recognized public health professional known for his expertise in disease prevention, delivered the commencement address, titled “You Are Now Entering the Mission Field,” to the Maryville College Class of 2017.

Approximately 250 grads in the Class of 2017; fifty-five earn honors diplomas
See the full list of the Maryville College students who were awarded bachelor of arts degrees, bachelor of science degrees and bachelor of music degrees this year. Fifty-five graduates receiving diplomas May 21 graduated with honors.

2017 graduates pursue impressive careers, internships, grad school studies
Maryville College graduates go on to do great things, and the Class of 2017 is no different. Ready and excited to go out into the world, members of MC’s Class of 2017 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.  

The Daily Times reports: Maryville College graduates encouraged to live their faith
Read the Daily Times’ coverage of Commencement 2017.

Degree awarded posthumously to Xavier Sales
During the Commencement ceremony, a bachelor of arts degree was awarded posthumously to Maryville College senior Warren Xavier Sales ’17, who passed away unexpectedly May 8. The Sales family attended the ceremony and accepted the diploma on his behalf. 

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Text: Jack Spencer’s Commencement address to the MC Class of 2017
Jack Spencer ’65, an internationally recognized public health professional known for his expertise in disease prevention, delivered the commencement address to the Maryville College Class of 2017 on May 21, 2017. Here is the full text of his address, titled “You Are Now Entering the Mission Field.”

Text: Frances Henderson’s baccalaureate sermon
Dr. Frances Henderson, associate professor of political science at Maryville College, was this year’s baccalaureate speaker. Here is the full text of her sermon, titled “Doing Good on the Largest Scale Possible in Times of Uncertainty.”

Text: Senior Class president’s remarks to the Class of 2017 during baccalaureate
Caroline Stuart ’17, senior class president, gave remarks to the Class of 2017 during baccalaureate on May 21, 2017. Here is the full text of her remarks. 


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2016 semester is 1,197.