On Sunday, April 9, about 300 students from the Class of 2019 celebrated their official selection of a major field of study at the 20th annual Sophomore Pinning Ceremony.
Students’ family and friends, as well as Emmanuel faculty and staff, gathered as sophomores received a pin with the College seal from a professor representing their academic department, marking their declaration of a major. Including the 300 pinned students, over 900 people attended this year’s ceremony, amounting to the largest turnout at Sophomore Pinning since the tradition’s inception.
This year, the Class of 2019 received an invocation from Fr. John Spencer, participated in a candle lighting ceremony conducted by the academic advising staff and listened to speeches from Class President Jamie Wildgoose and Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Ivy Krull.
The Sophomore Pinning Ceremony is an important milestone for Emmanuel students, as it celebrates their decision to pursue their career path.
The ceremony has been a tradition at Emmanuel since 1997 when sophomores from the Class of 1999 received their pins. To read more about Emmanuel’s Class Traditions, click here.