Gratitude and faith, references to past and future, and sayings witty, wise, and enigmatic were among the artfully expressed sentiments embellishing many a mortarboard among members of the graduating class. Here's a sampling, captured by photographers Gary Wayne Gilbert, Lee Pellegrini, and Peter Julian. Read more about Commencement 2018 here.

It's a beautiful day to graduate
She believe she could, so she did
Ever rising to new heights - Thank you Mom & Dad
They migrated so I graduated - Gracias Pa Y Ma
You made this possible! Thank you Mom & Dad
I'm passionately smashing expectations
Anita 2018
Fan this spark into a flame
This degree runs on Dunkin
Shout out to Jesus + My Mama
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
What a day to have a day
A world of possibilities awaits Thank you Mom & Dad
What's next? Thank you Mom & Dad
Teacher Maestra
Next stop, kindergarten
Coming soon to a hospital near you
Success is the best revenge
Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire
Student displays her mortarboard art
Group of students with decorated caps
Group of decorated mortarboards

—University Communications | May 23, 2018