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Bailey McDougal looked around for familiar faces while waiting in the hallway before Bellarmine’s graduation ceremony May 14. McDougal earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in photography. (Record Photo by Kayla Bennett)

Bellarmine University graduates who earned bachelor’s degrees were recognized during a commencement ceremony at Freedom Hall the morning of May 14.

Bellarmine also held commencement exercises for doctoral and graduate students May 13. In total, the university conferred 889 degrees — 581 undergraduate and 308 graduate or doctoral.

The May 13 commencement speaker was Bellarmine alumnus and former trustee Michael Stone.

Russell Cox, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare and chair of the Bellarmine Board of Trustees, addressed the undergraduates May 14.

Meghan Lehmann, left, shared part of a candy bouquet with Shelby Fogarty before graduating from Bellarmine University May 14. Fogarty earned a Bachelor of Arts in music vocal performance. Lehmann had a triple major in music technology, jazz studies and theory/composition. (Record Photo by Kayla Bennett)


Undergraduate members of Bellarmine University’s class of 2022 processed into Freedom Hall during commencement exercises May 14. (Record Photo by Kayla Bennett)


Zoey Rister, left, and Tirzah Nelson waited for Bellarmine University’s commencement exercises to begin May 14. Nelson earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science and Rister earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and criminal justice. (Record Photo by Kayla Bennett)

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