Gordon in the News: last updated 05/21/2012

Gordon College Celebrates 120th Commencement Ceremonies

Along with their families, friends and professors, 361 undergraduate students and 34 graduate students participated in Gordon College’s 120th graduation ceremonies May 18–19.

This year’s graduates represent a broad range of the liberal arts majors, with economics and business—which offers four specific majors: finance, accounting, business administration and economics—graduating the largest number of students (45), followed by communication arts (35), psychology (31), sociology and social work (30), biology (27), education (25), and languages and linguistics (21). Other graduates who received diplomas represent majors including biblical studies and Christian ministries, art, recreation and leisure studies, kinesiology, theatre arts, music, political science and international affairs,physics, chemistry, philosophy, mathematics and computer science, English language and literature, and history.

"We are not only proud of the class of 2012, but feel a special connection with them as the first graduating class since my family and I came to Gordon," said D. Michael Lindsay, Gordon’s eighth president, who began his tenure in July 2011. "I have confidence they will take the mission of Gordon with them wherever they go—whether it be graduate school, missions in Thailand, business in the city or humanitarian work in Haiti. Grounded in a strong Christian liberal arts education, these graduates are uniquely equipped for service and leadership around the world."

Provost Mark L. Sargent addressed the class of 2012 at the Baccalaureate Service, Friday, May 18 in the A. J. Gordon Memorial Chapel. Gordon College’s seventh president, R. Judson Carlberg, offered the Commencement address Saturday morning May 19 on the Gordon campus quad. Honorary degrees were presented to Peter Bennett for his partnership, integrity and success in financial industries; Mark L. Sargent for his academic leadership during his 16 year tenure at Gordon College; and John Kanas for his partnership with the College and contributions in the banking industry.

For information on the 2012 graduation celebrations, please visit www.gordon.edu/commencement.


Located on Boston’s North Shore, Gordon is one of the nation’s premier Christian colleges, offering majors in 38 fields with graduate programs in education and music education. Gordon is strategically located on the East Coast—just 20 miles from Boston, and a few hours away from the financial and political capitals of the Western world (New York and Washington, D.C.)—providing students with extraordinary access to leading-edge learning and professional opportunities. We set ourselves apart from the many outstanding institutions of higher learning in New England by combining first-rate training in the liberal arts and sciences with an informed Christian faith.


Class of 2012