Commencement Speaker for 2021: Dr. Karen Ristuccia
Dr. Karen Ristuccia is a teacher and learner. Whether in a YWCA pool, a community Bible study, an Old Testament classroom, or a faculty seminar, Karen loves to cause others to learn. With over forty years of experience in teaching and administration, Karen interests range from women in church history to brain research, hymn histories to writing well, study habits to storytelling. Karen graduated from Princeton University with an English major (American Studies concentration) and secondary school teaching certification. She then meandered her way through four seminaries to an MS school administration and a DMin in youth ministry. Her dissertation, a Middle School worldview curriculum entitled Way to Look, Way to Live, is a Class Eight text at The Wilberforce School, and her book Joyful Rigor describes the delights of a truly Christian education. With her spare time, Karen and her husband Matt both lead Linden Grove Ministries, where they mentor Christian leaders, and enjoy sharing life with their two sons, two daughters-in-laws, and five grandchildren.
Highlights of Commencement 2020
We have been given instruments through our education -- both intellectually and in the Word of God. As we take off into what is, at the moment, a stormy sky of a world, let us never forget to use those instruments and let them guide us through the weather-- both the storms and the clear blue skies.
Katie Baldwin Valedictorian Address
Full length Commencement Ceremony
Congratulations, Class of 2020!
A look back at Commencement 2019...
"And this name, Wilberforce, for us and for this community stands as a point of pride and identity. To us, Wilberforce has increasingly come to mean living boldly and unashamedly."
Valedictorian Address: Clara Whitman
Full Commencement Ceremony
Head of School Charge to Graduates