Excerpt from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
But Jessica Platt couldn’t make it there on Saturday to hear Albright’s message â€” or to get her diploma.
So on Monday, Knox College President Roger Taylor again donned his purple and black robes and hung the gold presidential medallion around his neck. And he led a much smaller procession, this time down an aisle of a meeting room at the Lutheran Church of the Atonement in Florissant.
“We are here this morning to finish the 163rd commencement of Knox College,” Taylor said to the couple dozen friends and family members of Platt’s who formed a semicircle around him.
Platt, 20, of Hazelwood, sat behind him, biting her lip and shaking her leg with nervous energy.
She was wearing a simple black robe, but no cap because her recently-shaved head was still tender from brain surgery last month.