- Class of 2013
- Pittsburg, KS
2013 May 20
Benedictine College held its annual commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11, 2013, in the Ralph Nolan Gymnasium on the Atchison campus. This year, 405 candidates were honored during the ceremony, including students from throughout the United States and around the world. This was the largest graduating class in the history of the college.
Lindsay Collar of Pittsburg graduated from Benedictine with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology .
Congressman Paul Ryan, chairman of the Houst Budget Committee and former vice-presidential candidate, delivered the Commencement Address. He told the graduates to always search for the truth and guard against greed.
"Wealth is a means to an end. And the end isn't a full bank account," he said. "The end is a good life-one lived in accordance with God. And to live a truly good life, we must go beyond ourselves. We must minister to the poor and the sick."
To view the entire commencement speech, photo galleries of commencement, and additional information, go to the college's website at www.benedictine.edu.
Benedictine College is a Catholic, residential, liberal arts college located on a 120-acre campus in Atchison, Kansas. The school prides itself on outstanding academics, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. The college was created with the 1971 merger of Mount St. Scholastica College and St. Benedict's College, giving it roots in the area to 1858. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.