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Blue Demons Get a Head Start into Commencement Weekend
Kelsey Reynolds (left), Katherine Harry and Anna Martin got together at Thursday's ice cream social.


Kelsey Reynolds (left), Katherine Harry and Anna Martin got together at Thursday's ice cream social.

June 14, 2013

CHICAGO - Heading into commencement weekend, DePaul Blue Demon student-athletes gathered at an ice-cream social hosted by Director of Athletics Jean Lenti Ponsetto on Thursday afternoon.

The Blue Demons were resplendent in their new graduation stoles presented by Ponsetto. They will be the first class of DePaul student-athletes to participate in the graduation ceremony wearing the sharp-looking red sash with the university insignia on one side and the athletics department insignia on the other.

There were 22 graduating seniors along with coaches and athletic department staff who enjoyed the ice cream, cupcakes and fresh fruit.

The student-athletes took photos in their caps and gowns while officially joining DePaul's Athletic Alumni D-Club.

DePaul officially begins its commencement activities at 4 p.m. on Friday with a Baccalaureate Mass at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 1010 W. Webster Ave. A Commencement Weekend Kickoff Party follows on the Lincoln Park Campus Quad.

On Saturday, students from the College of Education, School of Music and Theater and the School for New Learning will receive their diplomas.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the College of Science and Health, the College of Computing and Digital Media, and the Driehaus College of Business will celebrate their commencement activities on Sunday.