Wrap-up: Maryville College Class of 2018 Commencement

Maryville College Class of 2018 Commencement

Approximately 230 members of the Maryville College Class of 2018 participated in the College’s commencement ceremony on May 20. Watch the videos, view the photos and read the stories to experience graduation weekend all over again!

Videos

 

To view the Commencement ceremony in its entirety, watch the archive on our Facebook page. Scroll to 15:45 to begin.

Photos

Stories

Clowney tells 2018 grads to “Rise Up”
Shirley Carr Clowney ’58, a civil rights advocate, community leader, author and historian, delivered the commencement address, titled “Rise Up,” to the Maryville College Class of 2018.

Approximately 230 grads in the Class of 2017; seventy-four 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. Seventy-four graduates receiving diplomas May 20 graduated with honors.

2018 grads pursue impressive post-graduation plans
Maryville College graduates go on to do great things, and the Class of 2018 is no different. Ready and excited to move on to the next phase of life, members of Maryville College’s Class of 2018 will scatter to all parts of the country – and world – to pursue internships, graduate school studies and jobs. Read more about some of Maryville College’s newest alumni and their impressive post-graduation plans. 

News Coverage

The Daily Times reports: Shirley Carr Clowney tells Maryville College graduates to rise up and make a difference

The Daily Times reports: Hannah White finds a supportive home at Maryville College 

The Daily Times reports: Benavides-Muñoz plans to join 'the few, the proud' after Maryville College graduation

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Text: Shirley Carr Clowney’s Commencement address to the MC Class of 2018 
Shirley Carr Clowney ’58, a civil rights advocate, community leader, author and historian, delivered the commencement address to the Maryville College Class of 2018 on May 20, 2018. Here is the full text of her address, titled “Rise Up!”

Text: Corrinne McClure’s remarks to the Class of 2018
Corinne McClure ’18, senior class president, gave remarks to the Class of 2018 during baccalaureate on May 20, 2018. 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 2017 semester is 1,181.