Commencement - June 1884

Tuesday, June 24, 1884
Normal Chapel, South Hall
Principal, the Reverend J. C. Gilchrist
  • Annual sermon, Sunday, June 22, 1884 at 2:30 PM, Normal Chapel
  • Philomathean annual entertainment., Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 PM
    • Vocal music
    • Oration by Wilbur David
    • Declamation by F. M. Loudy
    • Essay by W. H. Bender
    • Debate between W. C. Carroll and J. R. McKee against O. F. Burgess and A. E. Felmley
    • Philo gazette by D. L. Skiff
    • Valedictory by H. A. Hull
    • Music
  • Alpha annual entertainment, Friday, June 20, at 7:30 PM
    • Music
    • Oration by Florence Goetzman
    • Recitation by Etta Lockridge
    • Music
    • Essay by Sadie Frink
    • Poem by Minnie Moore
    • Oration by Viola Kenyon
    • Presentation of badges by the president
    • Music
  • Commencement exercises began at 10:00 AM, for morning session, and 2:00 PM for afternoon session in the Normal Chapel.
  • Presentation of the graduates, and address of the Chairman of Teachers Committee
  • Delivery of diplomas, and address of the Principal
  • The diplomas were delivered by Judge Thayer of Clinton.
  • This marked the eighth year of commencement exercises.