GROVE CITY, Pa. (WKBN) – A ceremony to mark the beginning of a new academic year was held Thursday at Grove City College after being postponed earlier this week because of a campus lockdown.
The annual convocation was held at the campus chapel. The ceremony was scheduled for Tuesday, but the campus was put on lockdown following an armed robbery at Butch’s Salvage Yard earlier that morning. Police caught up with two suspects near the college.
One of the suspects was apprehended on campus, and the other is still at large.
The Thursday ceremony included prayer and inspirational music to help students begin a new learning season. New president Paul McNulty presided over the ceremony.
McNulty, a Grove City alum, spoke of what going to school meant to him personally.
“It’s a connection that changed the course of my life and impacted my work in law and public policy, my marriage, my parenting, my life in the church, the community. In fact, this connection shaped and determined my calling for life,” McNulty said.