Baccalaureate and Commencement Archives

 

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baccalaureate

Baccalaureate is a worship service broadly reflective of the College’s Judeo-Christian heritage.

The Baccalaureate ceremony inspires graduates spiritually on their journey forward.

Are you feeling sentimental, or are you just interested in finding out what Centre College Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies are like? We think both of these ceremonies are very special and will be remembered by both graduates and their families for many years to come. That’s why we’ve posted both the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies for the last few years, as well as the sermons and addresses when available, for you to enjoy.

Baccalaureate Archives

Ever Eastward
by Rick Axtell, Professor of Religion, College Chaplain, May 24, 2015

A Ram in the Thicket
by Rick Axtell, Paul L. Cantrell Associate Professor of Religion, College Chaplain, May 19, 2013

All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter; Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
by Rabbi Joe Rooks Rapport, May 2012

Wounded Healers
by Rick Axtell, Paul L. Cantrell Associate Professor of Religion, College Chaplain, May 22, 2011

Mustard Seed Conspiracy
by Rick Axtell, Associate Professor of Religion, College Chaplain, May 23, 2010

Believing Fewer Things More Deeply
by Rev. Carol A. Tate, May 24, 2009

Two Cities
by Rick Axtell, Associate Professor of Religion, College Chaplain, May 18, 2008

Babel
by Rick Axtell, Associate Professor of Religion, College Chaplain, May 20, 2007

Speak; for thy servant heareth
by John C. Ward, Former Vice President and Dean of the College, May 21, 2006

Taming the Dragon
by Rick Axtell, Associate Professor of Religion, College Chaplain, May 22, 2005

Take Up Your Harps
by Rick Axtell, Associate Professor of Religion, College Chaplain, May 25, 2003

For Such a Time as This
by Rick Axtell, Associate Professor of Religion, College Chaplain, May 2001

Commencement Archives

2016 Commencement 193 by the numbers

2015 Commencement 192 by the numbers

2014 Commencement 191 by the numbers

Martha Raddatz, ABC News Senior Foreign Affairs Correspondent and moderator of the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate at Centre, was the featured speaker at Centre’s 190th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Click here to view the speech online at YouTube.

Practice the Art of Listening
by Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, May 20, 2012

Life Stories I’ve Learned
by Lee T. Todd, Jr., president University of Kentucky, May 22, 2011

Bruckheimers urge Centre grads to go out and make a ruckus
Famous film and television producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his wife, preservationist and writer Linda Bruckheimer, May 24, 2009

Lift Up Another Person
by Tim Russert, journalist and moderator of Meet the Press, May 20, 2007


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