This was the view of the upcoming commencement ceremony from Tucker Hall, as family and friends of 23 graduating Romance Languages majors joined faculty and staff for the annual graduation breakfast.
Professors Mayock and Botta join in celebrating the achievements of Spanish major Wilton Megargel, along with her sister who was visiting for the occasion.
Professor Campbell congratulates Spanish major Summer Goldberg on her graduation, as they join the gathering of families and graduates in front of Tucker Hall.
Romance Languages major (Spanish and French) María Victoria García, her parents and friend, enjoy the gathering at the graduation breakfast. María Victoria will be starting medical school in the fall at Emory University in Atlanta.
Professor Mayock speaks with Spansih major Sallie Houstoun and her sister, Katherine, also a W&L Spanish major (2002). Sallie graduated with Honors in Spanish after writing an honor's thesis on modern Argentine literature.
Matthew Victor, Romance Languages major (French and Spanish), stands with Professors Lambeth and Bailey as he prepares to join the graduation ceremony.
French major Louise Brooks joins in the graduation festivities with Professors Lambeth and Kamara at the entrance to Tucker Hall.
Beri Ndifon, French major and awardee of the Elizabeth B. Garrett prize last year, poses with members of her family and Professors Kamara (front-right), and Professors Radulescu and Lambeth.
Richard Saum, Spanish major who spent a semester last year in Madrid, and his parents, are joined by Professors Botta, Bailey, Campbell, and Gonzalez (left to right).
Adrianna Gonzalez, Spanish major, shares in the excitement of the upcoming graduation ceremony, here with Professor Botta and a friend.
Spansih majors Elizabeth Nicksick and Victoria Rae Taylor anticipate graduation and the next stage of their lives with Professor Mayock. Victoria was the inaugural winner of the Barritt-Williams prize in Spanish as a rising senior.
Spanish major Jillian O'Donnell basks in the warm sunshine of the graduation breakfast, and the good company of Professors Campbell and Botta.
Professors Kamara (L) and Lambeth share the excitement of graduation with French major Kelly Camus.