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Commencement 2018

VIDEO: Susan M. Cameron's commencement address


Cameron addressing commencement crowd

Susan M. Cameron (MBA '87) delivers her commencement address to more than 600 degree candidates, their families, and members of the Bellarmine community.

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VIDEO: President Donovan's commencement remarks


President Susan Donovan addressing commencement crowd

Dr. Susan M. Donovan, Bellarmine's president, delivers remarks to conclude the university's 65th annual commencement ceremony.

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NEWS: Bellarmine awards 618 degrees at 65th annual commencement


Students listening to Commencement speakers

Bellarmine celebrated its Class of 2018 on Saturday morning, conferring 618 undergraduate and graduate degrees during a commencement ceremony on Owsley Brown Frazier Stadium's Joseph P. and Janet A. Clayton Field.

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VIDEO: Commencement in 60 seconds


Students walking into Commencement

Watch a quick summary of highlights from Bellarmine's 65th annual commencement ceremony at Owsley B. Frazier Stadium.

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VIDEO: Bellarmine's 65th Annual Commencement Ceremony


Students walking into Commencement 2018

Watch full coverage of Bellarmine's spring commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

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PHOTOS: Bellarmine's 65th Annual Commencement


Commencement 2018 ceremony

View a photo gallery from Saturday's commencement ceremony.

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VIDEO: Class of 2018 is ready for commencement!


Commencement buzz 2018

The campus was abuzz Saturday morning as degree candidates got ready to walk into Owsley B. Frazier Stadium for commencement.

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VIDEO: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony


Doctoral student being hooded

Watch full coverage of Friday's hooding ceremony for doctoral candidates in Knights Hall.

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PHOTOS: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony


Hooding Ceremony

See our photo gallery from Friday's doctoral hooding ceremony.

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VIDEO: Baccalaureate Mass


Baccalaureate Mass

Watch full coverage of Friday's Baccalaureate Mass for degree candidates at St. Agnes Church.

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PODCAST: Senior story with Isabella Popovich



Even though Isabella's first college choice was a huge state school, once she visited the Bellarmine’s campus she knew she needed to pursue her nursing education here.

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VIDEO: Graduates reflect on time at Bellarmine


Senior reflect on time at Bellarmine

More than 600 seniors and graduate students will celebrate the completion of their degrees at Saturday’s commencement. At Wednesday’s commencement rehearsal, they looked back on their experience at Bellarmine.

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PODCAST: Senior Story with Miranda Maertz


Senior stories - Maertz

In high school, Miranda Maertz always expected to attend a large state school, so Bellarmine University wasn't part of her plan, even when she scheduled a campus visit here. That visit changed everything for the economics major, who graduates from Bellarmine on Saturday.

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NEWS: Susan Cameron to speak at commencement


Drone photo of Commencement ceremony

Susan M. Cameron, a Bellarmine University graduate who was one of the nation's first women to serve as CEO of a major corporation, will speak at the university's commencement on May 12 at 9 a.m.

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PODCAST: Senior Story with Claudia Mort


Senior stories photo of Claudia Mort

Claudia Mort shares an inspiring story of her motivation and determination to go to college. She will take the MCAT (the entrance examination for medical school) one week after graduating from Bellarmine University (Class of 2018) and then begin applying to medical schools.

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PODCAST: Senior story with Emily Bryant


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Emily Bryant says she felt fortunate to take part in a program, while in high school, that introduced her to the field of accounting and to Bellarmine University. By the time she graduated high school, she knew the academic path she wanted to pursue and she knew that Bellarmine would be a perfect fit. 

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PODCAST: Senior story with Bryce Chalfant


Senior stories- Chalfant

Bryce Chalfant has found his niche at Bellarmine University through international studies and his leadership with Pioneer Scholars. Chalfant studied in Spain and plans on returning to teach English for a year after graduating, before returning to the states to earn a graduate degree in Anthropology. 

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PODCAST: Senior story with Charlie Derossett



Charlie graduates with a major in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. He says his future is wide open, but he knows for sure that he wants to have a career helping people and encouraging people to enjoy themselves. 

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