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Centre College’s 190th Commencement on May 19 saw the largest graduating class in the college’s history. Martha Raddatz, ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and moderator of the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate, was this year’s featured commencement speaker. She received an honorary doctor of humane letters from Centre during the ceremony.
Two Taylorsville residents were part of the graduation class.
Amber Martin received a B.S. degree in mathematics and graduated magna cum laude. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society for Overall Achievement. She is the daughter of Kyle and Catherine Martin of Taylorsville and is a graduate of Spencer County High School.
Carli McGinley received B.A. degrees in history and Spanish and was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society for Spanish. She is the daughter of Vicki Baumgardner and Ron McGinley and is a graduate of Assumption High School.
The 293-member class presented an impressive lineup, graduating three Fulbright Fellowship recipients and 78 students with honors. In addition, 86 percent of the class studied abroad at least once during their four years at the College.