Juniors celebrate at 2018 ring ceremony

Temiloluwa Adeyemi, editor

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Columbia College hosted its annual Junior Ring Ceremony, Feb. 9. In honor of this tradition, The PostScript brings you captured moments from the 2018 Junior Ring Ceremony.

“To a great extent, an unforgettable moment .” – Kathleen Odom, junior, Elementary Education major.

The Junior Ring Ceremony celebrates class status and acknowledges how far juniors have come in their college journey. This ceremony began during President J.C. Guild’s administration in the late 1920s. According to the College’s website, “The senior class of 1928, in academic cap and gown, and the junior class, in white dresses, marched into chapel singing the Alma Mater.  By 1942, it had become tradition for the junior class president to receive her ring first and then assist the College president in distributing the rings to the other class members.”

This year had a shift from this tradition to ring bearers and a designated faculty member, Kirt Moody, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and environmental science, handing rings to juniors. This year’s reception was sponsored by the Alumnae Council.

The rings symbolize the years of mental, physical and spiritual development of students. The ring ceremony is held annually in February.


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