The McKendrean Magazine for McKendree Univeristy - Summer 2023

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

GraduationCheers, claps, whistles, chants, and proud parents yelling, “That’s my daughter!” or, “That’s my son!” rang through the air as the McKendree community celebrated commencement on Friday, May 12. The Bearcat spirit was very much present on this cloudy yet temperate day as the university proudly conferred a total of 548 degrees with 103 students graduating with Latin honors.

“Graduates, you’ve maintained your commitment to your academic journey and you’ve continued your pursuit of your life’s dreams and visions. Your effort, your determination and your successes are great and deserving of our celebration today,” said President Daniel C. Dobbins ’81. “You fill us with pride for your accomplishments, you bring us joy for your successful achievement of this academic milestone, and you always bring us hope that the world will be made a better place by your contributions to society. You’re ready to make your mark beyond McKendree.”

Congratulations, Class of 2023!

Check out photos from this year's commencement here!