MCKENZIE, Tenn. – College graduates received their diplomas in person after COVID-19 kept them off campus.
Bethel University in McKenzie celebrated some 240 graduates who attended the ceremony on Saturday night.
The class combined spring and summer graduates.
Graduates sat 6 feet away and wore masks.
Their families and friends also wore masks and social distances in the stands.
“On the way, I met a lot of excellent people. It has been a humiliating experience and I am very excited, "said D 'Sheila Emerson, who graduated with her MBA.
" Many of us did not think this would happen, and we would not have a day to celebrate our accomplishments. . Behold, here we are, and we are very happy to be here, "said Mitchell Lunn, who graduated from disciplinary studies.
The fall semester begins on August 10.