Olivia Thibodeaux of Daphne, has graduated with a bachelor's eegree in Evangelization & Catechesis and Theology at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.
The college graduated 309 students at the end of the academic year, including 38 with graduate degrees. The graduates heard from Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and a Benedictine alumnus from the class of 1991, who delivered an inspiring Commencement Address.
Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas. The school is proud to have been named one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide. It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging. It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.