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Commencement: What it really means

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Doane College President Dr. Jacque Carter presents a diploma at Doane's 2014 Commencement in Cassel Open Air Theatre.

As we near commencement, I’m drawn to reflect upon the mission of our little “College on the Hill.” As students eagerly prepare to make that walk on the green of Cassel Open Air Theatre, like so many generations of students before, we should take a few minutes to ponder why a Doane College degree is so important. Not just for the graduate but for all of us—faculty and staff, family and friends—who share in this special moment.

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The Exit Interview: Hannah Bauer '15

20150506-HannahBauer.jpgDoane students have a knack for finding their path through the myriad of activities and classes they're involved in, so student blogger Emily Hallstrom '16 is sitting down with members of the Class of 2015 to ask them five questions—call it their "The Exit Interview."

Name: Hannah Bauer

Hometown: Fairbury

Majors: Journalism and philosophy

Activities: Editor-in-chief of 1014 Magazine; editor for The Doane Owl's Life and Leisure section; secretary and member of Omega Psi Theta sorority; member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership honor society; intern with Cornerstone Print & Marketing in Lincoln.

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Senior Standouts: Sam Rickert '15

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Sam Rickert '15 (second from right) sings with his barbershop quartet Whirlwind.

Sam Rickert '15 always knew he wanted to go to Doane.

His family, most of whom went Doane, might have disowned him if he didn’t, he joked.

His grandparents even worked at Doane—his grandpa was once the head of the education department and his grandma was an elementary music professor and both eventually worked in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

“I grew up running the halls of Padour Walker,” Rickert said.

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The Exit Interview: Glen Thomas '15

20150249-GlenThomas.jpgDoane students have a knack for finding their path through the myriad of activities and classes they're involved in, so student blogger Emily Hallstrom '16 is sitting down with members of the Class of 2015 to ask them five questions—call it their "The Exit Interview."

Name: Glen Thomas

Hometown: Omaha

Major: Biology  |  Minor: Chemistry

Activities: Work study for the biology department; biology teaching assistant; Campus Crusade for Christ; Hour of Power; president of Doane’s Cardinal Key National Honor Society chapter; helps with Doane Theatre; clarinet player in Doane Band.

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Couton named Doane's fourth 2015 Fulbright Scholar

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Krista Couton '15 has been announced as Doane College's fourth Fulbright Scholar of 2015.

She follows classmates Maggie Hubbell '15, Lizzie Sather '15 and Tyler Strobl '15, who were all announced in March.

Couton, a music education major with a K-12 endorsement, will be placed in Taiwan for her Fulbright teaching assistanship. The Wahoo native becomes Doane's 65th Fulbright recipient since 1952, and the college has had at least one each year in the last decade. Gentry Doane ’14 was Doane's lone Fulbright scholar last year.

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