Yesterday was a BIG BIG day ~ St. John’s University Graduation 2015 ~ YES!
By 10:00am everyone had gathered ~ students, professors, SJU President Chen Jean-Lien, SJU Chair of Trustees, Dr. Cecilia Koo, VIP Guests and Alumni, SJU Chaplain Rev. Lennon Chang, Bishop David J. H. Lai and a whole host of photographers, organizers and of course parents and families ~ including lots of proud grandparents, all armed with bouquets of flowers and balloons. And even several tiny pet dogs!
The procession entered the Centennial Hall to the music of ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ and 2 hours later the whole event ended with everyone singing Auld Lang Syne! And in-between we had speeches, performances, awards, presentations, prayers, Bible readings, Bishop Lai’s blessing, songs, and finally the throwing up of the mortar boards, and the streamers came down ~ YES!
This year the SJU Student Fellowship has maybe 5 or 6 members graduating, and it was so great to meet their parents and to wish them all well ~ many congratulations to you all!