Stephens College graduates given 'hope, direction and reassurance' by school president

Saturday, May 15, 2010 | 4:58 p.m. CDT; updated 5:25 p.m. CDT, Saturday, May 15, 2010

COLUMBIA — During both Stephens College graduation ceremonies on a rainy Saturday, family members crowded around the door of Silverthorne Arena to photograph the soon-to-be graduates' processional march. The familiar sound of Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" played over the arena's speakers as the students walked to their seats.

The morning ceremony at 10 a.m. was for graduate and continuing education students, and the 2 p.m. ceremony was for undergraduates.