What started out as a slightly overcast morning concluded with blue skies and light breezes as the Tabor College Commencement Ceremonies were held Saturday, May 21, in Joel H. Wiens stadium. In all, 157 diplomas were presented to the 101st graduating class. This is the largest graduating class in the history of Tabor College. 


What started out as a slightly overcast morning concluded with blue skies and light breezes as the Tabor College Commencement Ceremonies were held Saturday, May 21, in Joel H. Wiens stadium. In all, 157 diplomas were presented to the 101st graduating class. This is the largest graduating class in the history of Tabor College. 

President Dr. Jules Glanzer presented the Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award. It was given to Brianne Green, Littleton, Colo., and Brian Bostic, Mount Vernon, Ohio. They each received a cash award and plaque in honor of their leadership skills demonstrated not only during their time as Tabor College students, but for their potential leadership capabilities.

The graduating class was presented their diplomas by Dr. Jules Glanzer, and the Tabor College Alumni Association provided each graduate with a Bible.

Local and area students graduating were:
• Bachelor of arts — Whitney Nicole Allen, Hillsboro, biblical and religious studies, camping; Julia Bonnie Carlton, Hesston, business administration, marketing, communications; Adam Phillip Dirks, Hillsboro, elementary education; Darren James Enns, Hillsboro, music, biblical and religious studies; Macy R. Fadenrecht, Hillsboro, Christian ministry, youth ministry, accounting; Tina Michele Frick, Durham, social work, psychology; Troy Benjamin Frick, Durham, athletic training; Mitchell Ryan Friesen, Newton, business administration, accounting/finance, information systems; Diedre Nicole Funk, Hillsboro, business administration, accounting/finance; Jason Lee Hett, Marion, health/physical education; Jessica Christine Klose, Hillsboro, psychology; Megan Ella McCarty, Hillsboro, social science, history, political science, communications; Justin Michael Moore, Hillsboro, elementary education; Bethany Kay Regier, Marion, elementary education; Elissa Joy Richert, Hillsboro, communications, performing arts, communications, journalism; Joshua A. Smith, Newton, history; Tyler Clayton Suderman, Hillsboro, philosophy, biblical and religious studies, English; Jacob David Tippin, Hillsboro, business administration, agribusiness, business administration, management; Naomi Lynn Toews, Hesston, elementary education, music.

• Bachelor of science in nursing — Kelsey Rae Kaufman, Hillsboro; Jenna Lehrman, Newton.

• Master of business administration — Christina M Rossiter, Newton; Todd A. Tangeman, Newton.