12-17-2012Virginia Wesleyan College’s 2012 December Potential Graduate Reception was held Dec. 9 to honor 49 seniors who were scheduled to complete their graduation requirements at the end of the fall 2012 semester. Attendees gathered in the Jane P. Batten Convocation Center, where Batten Associate Professor of History Sara Sewell served as the ceremony’s speaker. Potential graduates were congratulated by VWC faculty representatives and advisers including Associate Dean of the College Dr. Sally Shedd, who commended the students for their accomplishments. Senior Communication major Bryant Liberta relished the moment and his achievements: “The ceremony was a big rush of excitement. When you see everyone you've been with for the past four years all graduating and being right next to you, it's a real sense of accomplishment. Graduating is a big milestone in my life. I'm ready for the real world now.” Criminal Justice major Jeremy Hagwood feels a sense of relief: “It was a long, stressful road to get to this accomplishment, but now I can relax.” Fall semester graduates are able attend the December event and still remain eligible to participate in the May 2012 Commencement.