Beloit College's 164th Commencement ceremony was held on Sunday, May 18, 2014.
Kyle Bohrer's mortar board was adorned with a squirrel, turtles, and BUG, which represents the Beloit Urban Garden he started.
Nicholas Mischler, the student with the highest scholastic standing among the bachelor of arts degree recipients, had "turtles all the way down" his mortar board.
Richea Smith's mortar board paid homage to her native Bahamas.
Sarah-Jane Cikara helped work on Beloit's new view book, which is all about the ampersand.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Lisa Anderson-Levy led the procession.
Students get ready for the ceremony.
278 students received their diplomas.
Athiththan Selvendran (right) received the Warren Miller Blue Skies Award, named for a Beloit alumnus who is famous for his many New Yorker magazine cartoons and pays tribute to a member of the senior class who helped “foster good cheer, a good-humored perspective, and saving grace in the conduct of our daily lives together on campus.”
Country music artist Sturgill Simpson sang his new song, "Turtles All the Way Down" at the beginning of the ceremony.
Commencement speaker Kevin Young (left) received a pair of Beloit socks from President Scott Bierman.
Emeriti citations were conferred to six retiring faculty and staff members, including English Professor Tom McBride (left). Associate Professor of English Fran Abbate, his former student, read his citation.
An aerial shot depicts the beautiful day Commencement guests had.
Visit www.beloit.edu/commencement to learn factoids about this year's graduating class.
Graduates enjoyed addresses by President Scott Bierman and Commencement speaker Kevin Young.
Graduates celebrated after receiving their diplomas.
Graduates embrace one another after the ceremony.
One graduate seen here is particularly excited.
Video of the ceremony is now available at https://www.youtube.com/BeloitCollege.
A proud mom takes photos of the graduates.
Sara Feld gets her photo taken after the ceremony.