Watch some of the best moments from Millikin's 2019 Commencement
In May 2019, more than 300 Millikin University graduates crossed the stage at the Decatur Civic Center to receive their degrees and begin the next chapter of their lives.
It was a momentous time for the Class of 2019 highlighted by incredible speakers, including Gabby Catlin, who asked her fellow graduates, "What legacy are you leaving behind?" As the student speaker, Catlin said she wants to be remembered for her resiliency and caring for others.
"It costs nothing to care for people and it's worth everything," Caitlin said. "I've been at Millikin from 2015 to 2019, and I've seen a lot of growth and change. You have the power to change your life and take it in whatever direction you want."
Commencement speaker Judge Lisa Holder-White expressed her views on the important roles the new graduates would have in shaping and determining the direction of the country and the world, and the importance of serving others in their community.
"In this community, Millikin University stands as a beacon of knowledge, a beacon for transformation – a place for hope and opportunity," she said. "As you go forward, now is your time to draw on connections, those relationships, and the lessons learned during your time at Millikin to guide you as you make your impact on society. Now is your time to utilize intrinsic, unique qualities of your generation to make the world a better place."
Commencement at Millikin University is a time for celebration with many memorable moments caught on camera. Relive these powerful and inspiring moments through stories, photos and video.
Congratulations to the Millikin University Class of 2019