President Loren J. Anderson prepares with the help of Emily Isensee for his final PLU commencement on Sunday, May 27, 2012. (All photos/John Froschauer)
Student speakers Catherine Cheng '12, and Mycal Ford '12, prepare along with President Loren Anderson.
President Loren Anderson and Provost Steve Starkovick backstage.
Student speakers Catherine Cheng '12, and Mycal Ford '12, with President Anderson.
Student speaker Catherine Cheng '12, goes over the script with President Loren Anderson.
Outside waiting for the doors to open.
Nursing graduates gather outside before the commencement.
Osa Forresler '12, left, and Kathryn Howland '12, with their decorated caps.
Katy Allen-Schmid '12, sporting a tiger mask prepares for commencement.
Angela Pierce '12, tries to track down her friends.
Mycal Ford '12 adjusts his cap the help of Catherine Cheng '12.
Maria Wytko '12, Kelsie Moore '12, center and Riley Hoyer' 12, backstage.
Graduates enter the Tacoma Dome for the start of the ceremony.
Professors slap hands with students as they walk in.
Capturing the moment.
Stopping for a hug while walking into the T-Dome.
Waving the flag of Trinidad and Tobago.
President Loren J. Anderson makes his way through the flags lining the red carpet for his last PLU commencement address.
Norris Peterson, Dean Division of Social Sciences with the mace opens the PLU commencement.
President Loren Anderson announces student speaker Catherine Cheng '12.
Student speaker Catherine Cheng '12.
Luke Stromberg '12, back, performs with the Choir of the West.
President Loren J. Anderson listens to the Choir of the West perform Beautiful Savior.
Bruce Bjerke, Chair of the Board of Regents, hugs President Anderson while announcing him as the main speaker.
President Loren Anderson delivers the commencement address in his final PLU commencement.
"Be grateful, be courageous"
Hooding of a masters degree recipient.
These are PLU-approved overalls.
President Loren Anderson smiles as a graduate approaches to receive the diploma.
President Loren Anderson shakes the hand of Ted Charles '12.
Mycal Ford '12, accepts his diploma from President Loren Anderson.
Mycal Ford '12, celebrates with his diploma.
President Loren Anderson calls commencement his favorite part of the job.
Boarding passes displayed on the cap of a grad.
Angela Pierce '12, dances across the stage with her diploma.
Abigail Pishaw '12, heads back to her seat with her diploma.
Rayan Carter '12, raises his diploma in the air.
President Loren Anderson hugs Gregory Majovski '12, in his final PLU commencement on Sunday, May 27, 2012.
President Loren Anderson hugs Jordan Beck "12.
Mycal Ford '12, delivers his class response.
President Loren Anderson walks past graduates as he leaves the stage.
President Loren Anderson walks past graduates as he exits.
President Loren Anderson receives a hug from a faculty member after commencement.
President Loren Anderson talks with Dennis Martin a retiring professor of English.
Rose Ann Romos '12, celebrates with her family and friends.
Kelsey Martin '12, and her fan club.
Kelsey Holder kicks up a heal with her stepdad John Simms.
Rae-Ann Barras '12, surrounded by her family with the flag of Trinidad and Tobago.
Hannah Voss '12, is hugged by her friend Stephanie White.
Jordan Beck '12. celebrates
President Loren Anderson walks out of the Tacoma Dome at the end of the ceremony.