Newest Anderson University graduates excited to start new lives

Mon, 2014-05-12 08:49 -- univcomm
May 12, 2014

Fidgeting with his graduation gown and ceremonial hood, Benjamin Brouhaud wiped the sweat from his forehead and straightened his cap.

In less than an hour, Brouhaud, who is from the Ivory Coast of Africa, would graduate from Anderson University with his master’s in finance, which he said would put him one step closer to his real dream.

“I’m trying to own my own business and now I think I can do it in two to three years,” he said.

The hard work and long hours of studying were over and Brouhaud said he was feeling on top of the world on Saturday.

Sharon Elliott, 52, of Annapolis Md., was feeling the same way, but she was not participating in the graduation ceremony. She was there to watch her son Brett Edmond, and her daughter-in-law, Deshana Edmond graduate.

“It’s such a great day,” she said.

— The above content is an excerpt re-posted with permission from The Herald Bulletin by Traci Moyer. Photo: John P. Cleary. Visit The Herald Bulletin web site to read the full article.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.