Bethel University held its Summer 2017 Commencement on Saturday, August 5 in the Rosemary and Harry Crisp II Arena on the school's McKenzie campus. There were 268 degrees awarded.
Degrees included Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, and Associate of Arts.
Graduate degrees included Master of Arts in Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution.
Commencement speaker, the Rev. Dr. David Lancaster reminded graduates that it's not all about them or about anyone else in the room -- that they must stay focused on God and in doing so they would prosper and effect positive change.