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Congratulations, Class of 2017!

The Class of 2017 graduated at the College’s 139th Commencement ceremony on May 13, 2017 at Ravinia Festival Park. There were nearly 375 graduates. Watch the video from the May 13 ceremony here and take a look at this photo gallery, too!

Tom Ricketts, executive chairman and co-owner of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs baseball team, delivered the Commencement address “Baseball, Philosophy, and Life.”

As Commencement speaker, Ricketts also was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters. Evelyn Diaz, president of Heartland Alliance, a global anti-poverty and human rights organization based in Chicago, receive an Doctor of Humane Letters. Lake Forest College Board of Trustees Chairman Robert D. Krebs presented the honorary degrees.

Other highlights include Rapheal Mathis ’17 delivering his invocation, Devin Tyler ’17 giving the senior class speech, and Medora Sweet ’17 singing the alma mater. 

View the Commencement program here.