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May 20 will mark Moberly Area Community College’s 82nd commencement ceremony, and the school has selected Greg Walker, a member of the college’s Board of Trustees since 1984, as its keynote speaker.

There are 658 students applicants for graduation, and about 300 are expected to walk, said Jaime Morgans, MACC director of PR.

Walker says his speech will focus on planning to meet the challenges of the world after graduation.

A graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, Walker is currently on the Board of the Missouri Community College Association and will start a term as chairman this November. He owns financial services company Vantage Capital Resources and was awarded the Glynn E. Clark Distinguished Service Award in 2006 for his leadership in the MCAA membership campaign in 2005-2006.

The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at the Fitzsimmons-John Arena.


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Saturday morning Stephens College presented 27 bachelor’s and 25 master’s degrees to students who are now what President Wendy Libby calls “officially Stephens women and a few men.”

Monica Senecal, a radio personality on KPLA Radio’s “Chris & Monica in the Morning!,” gave the keynote address.  She is pursing a MBA at Stephens.  Senecal’s speech got the crowd laughing.  She said that when she was asked to address the crowd at the commencement ceremony she thought she was being “Punk’d.”

“My journey at Stephens and the graduate program has just begun, and I feel kind of like a kindergartner being asked to speak and give words of wisdom to the high school seniors,” Senecal said.  “So all I can say is naps, lots of naps, and milk and cookies whenever the opportunity presents itself.”

Other speakers included students Meghan Manderschied and Lesley Thalhuber.

For more on the ceremony check out the  Columbia Missourian.

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