Eighteen local students among 2020 Blackburn graduates
On Saturday, May 16, students graduated from Blackburn College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
While traditional on-campus graduation activities were canceled, Blackburn College celebrated the class of 2020 with its first virtual commencement ceremony and 151st Commencement exercise overall. Students’ achievements were recognized with individual slides that graduates were able to personalize with photos and video messages using a custom Blackburn cap and gown Snapchat filter.
Those from Macoupin County, with honors listed, included:
Samantha Cranmer, Magna Cum Laude
Tina Hall, Magna Cum Laude
Baylee Hughes, Summa Cum Laude
Madison Jeffers, Cum Laude
McKenzie Michaelis, Summa Cum Laude
Haley Simmons, Summa Cum Laude
Brianna Strong, Cum Laude
Gary Lowder, Magna Cum Laude
Whitney Runyon, Magna Cum Laude
Elijah Meyer, Cum Laude
Ashley Weindel, Cum Laude