St. John’s College will hold its 50th commencement celebration the weekend of May 19-20 in Santa Fe, with the graduation of 81 students. This year’s speaker will be Annapolis President Christopher B. Nelson, who will be retiring at the end of the academic year.
The highest concentration of undergraduate students receiving bachelor of arts degrees in Liberal Arts is from California (11), followed by Colorado (7), New Mexico (5), Texas (5), Illinois (2) and Internationals (11). Eleven of the graduates are international students from Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Nigeria, Colombia, South Korea, and China. New Mexico students include Joshua Sturgill, Liana Woodward, Betsy Davis, Tamara Wheeler and Martha Franks of Santa Fe; Isaac Pushkin of Albuquerque; Caitlin Kelly-Carmichael of Corrales; William Peter Balleau of Tucumcari; John Edwards of Placitas; and Alan Geyer of Lamy.
The graduate Class of 2017 includes one international student from Thailand. Seventeen will graduate with a master of arts degree in Liberal Arts and two will graduate with a master of arts in Eastern Classics.