Fond farewells

Sunday, May 13, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 4:02 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 18, 2008
Physical therapy graduates prepare to take a group portrait in front of the MU Columns after their Saturday graduation ceremony. From left are Zach Koelling, Tyler Tunks, Ryan Bandermann, Jake Bauman and Derek Parker.

Missourian photographers covered several gradutions for University of Missouri students Saturday, capturing the joy of the day.

Students of the College of Arts and Science wait to walk across the stage on Saturday, May 12 at Hearnes Center.
Dean Rosmary T. Porter, left, of the Sinclair School of Nursing, introduces nursing graduate Catherine Janelle Friends during the graduation ceremony at Jesse Auditorium. Friends was one of three students to speak at the ceremony.
Students express their relief for the end of the year in different ways at Saturday's graduation ceremony. The College of Arts and Science is both the oldest and largest college at the University of Missouri.
Christine Vasquez hugs Darsril outside of Jessie Hall while classmmate Derek Ganzenmueller looks on. All three graduated from the MU Sinclair School of Nursing Saturday.
Family and friends take pictures at the Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony at Hearnes Center on Saturday.
Honor cords hang on the right side of the stage during the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources commencement ceremony. Students representing the top grade point averages were presented with the cords.
Caitlin Gee stands in the lobby of Jesse Auditorium shortly after receiving her diploma from the Sinclair School of Nursing. Dozens of family and friends congregated in the lobby after the ceremony to enjoy punch and cookies.

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