LEFT TO RIGHT: Clayton Downum, business administration senior; Chandler Rich, sport management senior; Grant Torgerson, health science senior. Graduation for the class on 2021 was held on May 9, 2021. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Jiovanni Duarte rocks his shades on the sunny graduation day. He graduated with a degree in psychology. (Mallory Graves/Staff photographer)Charon Cheatham, physical performance and sport studies senior, is pictured. Cheatham was a winter graduate. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Kanami Eliis, biology senior, and Marcus Richard, psychology senior, receive this year’s Professor Fran Jabara Leadership Award. This is given to two students who best embody leadership throughout their time at Southwestern. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Dustin Rivera, physical education senior, walks across the stage to receive his diploma. Rivera is from Buckeye, Ariz. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Nick Detter, senior, is this year’s valedictorian. Detter is from Andover. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Cameron Goodrich, biology and biochemistry senior, is this year’s salutatorian. Goodrich is from Independence. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Jose-Carlos Fuentes shows his pearly whites with his diploma in hand. He graduated with a degree in communication with an emphasis in film studies and production. (Mallory Graves/Staff photographer)Stacy Sparks, associate professor of journalism, is awarded this year’s Charles H. and Verda R. Kopke Distinguished Teaching Award. This award is Southwestern’s most prestigious teaching award. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Class of 2021gather in honor of officially graduating. Many decorated their hats, showcasing their major and extra-curricular activities. (Staff Photographer/ Daegiona Wilson)Dr. Jacob Goodson, associate professor of philosophy, gives the faculty address. The general theme was failure. Goodson spoke on embracing failure and finding a way to succeed when it happens. (Staff Photographer/ Daegiona Wilson)Three men represent the meaning of what it means to be a part of the Builder family. They did this during a prayer at graduation. (Mallory Graves/Staff photographer)Sidney Dennis, physical performance and sport studies senior, is pictured with family. Dennis is from Oklahoma City. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)John Mareks, sport management senior, is pictured. Mareks is from Tucson, Ariz. (Daegiona Wilson, Staff photographer)Keyshawn Wyatt winks to his fans in the crowd after receiving his diploma. He graduated with a degree in business administration. (Mallory Graves/Staff photographer)Kayleen Gonzalez shakes hands with Brad Andrews, college president, when receiving her diploma. She double majored in psychology and business administration. (Mallory Graves/Staff photographer)Samuel DeNike gives a thumbs up for his accomplishment as a recent college graduate. He graduated with a degree in psychology. (Mallory Graves/Staff photographer)Drake Vittitow shares a special moment with Brad Andrews, college president, as he hands him his diploma. He graduated with a degree in communication with an emphasis in convergent journalism and new media. (Mallory Graves/Staff photographer)