Saturday we celebrated graduation and today we said our farewell to those graduating seniors and students receiving the pre-theology certificate. It is always a bitter-sweet time at Conception Seminary. These men have spent much time among us praying, studying, and maturing. Now they prepare for their next step in life.
Conception Seminary College Commencement & Honors Assembly took place at 3:00pm on Saturday in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Students were awarded various academic scholarships.
Above: Chas Canfield (Diocese of Grand Island) received the Alan Brown Distinguished Service Award, presented to him by Fr. Peter Ullrich, Dean of Students.
Below: Seminarian Matthew Dolechek (Diocese of Wichita), member of the graduating class, gave a speech representing the graduating class.
Below: John Paul Hartnedy (Diocese of Little Rock) receives his diploma. He also received the award for high academic achievement in the Senior class.
Above: Dominic Nguyen receives his diploma. Many of Dominic’s family members traveled from Vietnam for his graduation.
Below: Daniel Chinn (Office of Communications) works behind the scenes to livestream the event. You can view the livestream here
Below: Abbot Benedict welcomes our guests.
Below: Jacob Mezzacapa (Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau) poses for a photo with his diploma.
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!