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Molly, a junior majoring in vocal music education and piano performance, sang with the BSU Chamber Singers during their April 19 performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City (shown here).

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Throughout the day our friends shared their memories with us on social media, and we collected some of our favorites. Congratulations, #BeaverGrads!

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Continuing a commencement tradition, BSU recognized six retirees and emeriti faculty for their decades of service to the university.

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“Individuals owe it to themselves and to the world to be informed. Tomorrow, no professor will demand that you continue to educate yourself. It’s up to you.” – Jon McTaggart 2015 Distinguished Minnesotan

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Bemidji State University recognized 1,002 new college graduates in front of a capacity crowd of family, friends and supporters at its 96th Commencement ceremony.

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Jon McTaggart, president and CEO of American Public Media Group, will give BSU’s Commencement address as the 33rd recipient of the university’s Distinguished Minnesotan Award. Learn more about Jon, a BSU graduate and recipient of a Distinguished Alumni honor in 2007.

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This week on social media, we featured Paige and four other #BeaverGrads who graduated and moved on to jobs or to graduate school.

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Kiki,who has worked in BSU’s Office of Human Resources since 2010, will finish a journey she started nearly three decades ago when she walks across the Sanford Center stage as a college graduate.

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The link between on-campus leadership and the opportunities that involvement creates for a future career is especially apparent for 2015 graduate Ben Goltz.