There were so many hugs. Nearly 370 members of the Class of 2020 — including 11 Master of Arts in Teaching graduates — reunited on Sunday, May 30 at Weidner Field in downtown Colorado Springs for their long-awaited in-person Commencement ceremony. There were tears of joy. There were thrills to see classmates and faculty who had not seen one another since they were abruptly separated by the pandemic in March 2020. Proud families and friends shared in this beautiful and heartfelt Commencement that was at once a celebration of achievement, and a reunion.
The class motto, “Hindsight is 2020,” may have been chosen with a sense of humor last year, but the poignancy this year could not be missed. See more photos.